Elachista pullicomella

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Elachista pullicomella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Elachistidae
Genus: Elachista
Species: E. pullicomella
Binomial name
Elachista pullicomella
Zeller, 1839

Elachista pullicomella is a moth of the Elachistidae family. It is found in most of Europe (except Great Britain, Ireland, the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula), east into Russia.[1]


The wingspan is 8–10 millimetres (0.31–0.39 in).

Recorded food plants include Arrhenatherum, Avena, Calamagrostis epigejos, Dactylis glomerata, Deschampsia caespitosa, Deschampsia flexuosa, Elymus repens, Festuca ovina, Festuca rubra, Festuca trachyphylla, Helictotrichon sedenense, Holcus lanatus, Phleum, Poa annua, Poa pratensis and Trisetum flavescens. They create a translucent, whitish mine that often takes the entire width of the blade. The mine is made in the upper section of the leaf, starting at the tip. The frass is concentrated in the oldest, highest, part of the mine.[2]


  1. ^ "Elachista (Aphelosetia) pullicomella Zeller, 1839". 2.5. Fauna Europaea. July 23, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Elachista pullicomella Zeller, 1839". Bladmineerders.nl. Retrieved March 5, 2010.