Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Elachista subalbidella (Schläger, 1847)

Family: Elachistidae
Subfamily: Elachistinae
Wing Span: 1.0-1.3 cm
Life History:
Flight: May to July
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae are miners utilizing grasses
Adult Food:
Range: Holarctic; in North America, recorded from BC, MB, NS, ON, PQ. Widespread from California to Kentucky and north.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: Elachista subalbidella Schlager, 1847 includes as a synonym Elachista hiberna Braun, 1948 [1098] in Kaila, (1997). DNA barcode would appear to separate the New and Old World populations in two distinct groups, represented by BINs: BOLD:ABX6265 and AAC7905, BOLD:suggesting speciation.