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

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Elachista argentella
610 Swan-feather Dwarf
(Clerck, 1759)38.004
Norfolk status
Widespread.
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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Wingspan: 11-12 mm
Season: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Various grasses.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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