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Elachista argentella, Waresley Wood

Observed: 9th May 2007 By: martinjohnbishopInvertebrates expert
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Description:

The length of the forewing is 7 mm so the wingspan is about 14 mm.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Elachista argentella interacts

Comments

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Eye caps

A key feature of Opostega salaciella is the pair of very large eye caps at the base of the antennae. These don't come across in the picture here. There is no indication of size which makes it difficult to start on many micro species. Elachista argentella is a possibility here.

Robert Homan

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Thanks for the suggestion

The wingspan in certainly nearer to that for E. argentella.