Trisha Shetty

Elachista rufocinerea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Elachistidae
Scientific name  Elachista rufocinerea
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Elachista
Rank  Species
Elachista rufocinerea
Similar  Elachista albifrontella, Elachista argentella, Elachista gleichenella, Elachista biatomella, Elachista albidella

Elachista rufocinerea is a moth of the family Elachistidae. It is found in Europe.

The wingspan is 10–11 millimetres (0.39–0.43 in). The moth flies from April to May depending on the location.

The larvae feed on various grasses, primarily Arrhenatherum elatius, Festuca arundinacea and Creeping Soft Grass. The mine is flat and translucent and can run either up or down. They are dirty yellow, but grey green above. The head is brown. Larvae can be found in early spring.

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Elachista rufocinerea Wikipedia


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