Elachistidae
ABH BF
Photo © Brian Jones,  20/08/2013 - Langley Marshes, (male - gen/det Jon Clifton)

Similar Norfolk Species
Elachista atricomella
Black-headed Dwarf
Elachista poae
Sweet-grass Dwarf
 
Elachista alpinella
599 Marsh Dwarf
Stainton, 185438.028
Norfolk status
Nationally scarce (Nb) in marshes, water-meadows and other damp areas throughout most of the British Isles.
Variable species with dark head and more incomplete inner fascia that should separate it from E. atricomella and E. kilmunella. Female seldom seen.

Gen. Det. advised to confirm any specimens.

Leaf-mine: Long slender downward gallery mine from the leaf tip, up to 60cm long.

[MBGBI vol3 p372]

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1920.
Last Recorded in 2013.

 

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Determination
Elachista alpinella (m), Bayfield, Norfolk 04-09-12, Slide 1477 - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2013127TG40 - Reedham/Berney Arms
15/09/2012127TG14 - Sheringham
03/09/2012127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
2006+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
08/09/2005128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
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Wingspan: 9-13mm.
Season: June - Sept.
Foodplant:   Sedges, Greater Pond-sedge, Lesser Pond-sedge.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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