Elachista encumeadae

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Elachista encumeadae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Elachistidae
Genus: Elachista
Species: E. encumeadae
Binomial name
Elachista encumeadae
Kaila & Karsholt, 2002[1]

Elachista encumeadae is a moth of the Elachistidae family that is endemic to Madeira.

There are at least two generations per year.

The larvae feed on Festuca donax. They mine the leaves of their host plant.[2]


  1. ^ "Elachista (Elachista) encumeadae Kaila & Karsholt, 2002". 2.6.2. Fauna Europaea. August 29, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Elachista encumeadae Kaila & Karsholt, 2002". Bladmineerders.nl. Retrieved September 22, 2011.