Photo © Kevin Leighton,  24/05/2012 - Stow Bardolph

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Elachista argentella
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(Clerck, 1759)38.004/610
Norfolk status
Small, all-white species.
Wide range of grassland habitats including salt-marshes.

Leaf-mine: Autumn - May.
White narrow mine from leaf tip down. The mine fills the leaf width.

[MBGBI vol3 p383]

Recorded in 38 (55%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/2014+28TF60 - Downham/Fincham
19/06/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/06/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
09/06/2014128TF64 - Hunstanton
09/06/2014127TG33 - Bacton
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Wingspan: 11-12 mm
Season: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Various grasses.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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