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Elachista luticomella
Yellow-headed Dwarf Zeller, 1839
Elachistidae
600 / 38.029
Photo © Mick Saunt,  Great Hockham 19/06/2018

Similar Norfolk Species
White-headed Dwarf
Elachista albifrontella
Wingspan: 10-11mm
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Cock's-foot, False Brome.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Diagnostic yellow head colour.
Woodland edges and rides, roadside verges and waste ground.

Leaf-mine: Late Autumn to May.
Long narrow white gallery mine.

[MBGBI vol3 p373]

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
09/06/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
15/06/2002+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
13/07/2001+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
July 2001+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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