Elachista geminatella

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Elachista geminatella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Elachistidae
Genus: Elachista
Species: E. geminatella
Binomial name
Elachista geminatella
(Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)[1]
  • Poeciloptilia geminatella Herrich-Schaffer, 1855
  • Elachista nieukerkeni Traugott-Olsen, 1995

Elachista geminatella is a moth of the Elachistidae family. It is found from Sweden to Spain and from Great Britain to the Baltic region and Austria.

The wingspan is 7.8–9.6 millimetres (0.31–0.38 in). Adults are on wing in July.[2]

The larvae feed on Luzula campestris and Luzula multiflora. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine is somewhat inflated and puckered and has the appearance of a tentiform mine.[3] They are greyish white. Larvae can be found from autumn to spring.


  1. ^ "Elachista (Aphelosetia) gregori Traugott-Olsen, 1988". 2.6.1. Fauna Europaea. May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Microlepidoptera.nl
  3. ^ "Elachista geminatella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)". Bladmineerders.nl. Retrieved September 13, 2011.