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Elachista atricomella
Black-headed Dwarf Stainton, 1849
Elachistidae
597 / 38.025
Photo © Tony Bellars,  18/06/2016 - 15 old lifeboat caravan park brancaster

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Wingspan: 11-13mm.
Flight: May - September.
Foodplant:   Cock's-foot
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Roadsides, woodland edges and waste ground where foodplant grows.
Flies actively at late evening.
Leaf-mine: Autumn and March - May.
Long narrow white gallery.

[MBGBI vol3 p369]

Recorded in 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
11/09/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
08/09/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
28/07/2020227TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
28/07/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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