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Elachista kilmunella
Moorland Dwarf Stainton, 1849
Elachistidae
598 / 38.026
Photo © Peter Buchner,  Austria 2005

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 9-11mm
Flight: May - mid August
Foodplant:   Carex (Greater pond-sedge)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Uncertain.
Listed as widespread in upland areas in Northern Britain as far south as Herefordshire. Not known from East Anglia.
Historic records from Surrey to Norfolk are thought to be unconfirmed and improbable. [MBGBI]

Victorian records listed by Barrett as "among course grass in marshes".

Any potential specimens will need genitalia determination.

[MBGBI vol3 p370]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1874.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1874+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
1874+27TG20 - Norwich
1874+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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