Elachista tanaella

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Elachista tanaella
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Elachistidae
Genus: Elachista
Species: E. tanaella
Binomial name
Elachista tanaella
Aarvik & Berggren, 2004[1]

Elachista tanaella is a moth of the Elachistidae family. It is only known from northern Norway.

The wingspan is 8.5–11.5 millimetres (0.33–0.45 in). The forewings are unicolorous brownish grey. The hindwings are grey. Adults have been recorded in July.[2]

The larvae feed on Carex rotundata. They mine the leaves of their host plant.[3]


  1. ^ "Elachista (Elachista) tanaella Aarvik & Berggren 2003". 2.6.2. Fauna Europaea. August 29, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Description of Elachista tanaella sp. n. (Elachistidae) from Arctic Norway" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 20, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Description of Elachista tanaella sp. n. (Elachistidae) from Arctic Norway". Bladmineerders.nl. Retrieved September 8, 2013.