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Elachista apicipunctella
Pearled Dwarf Stainton, 1849
Elachistidae
602 / 38.032
Photo © Rob Lee,  Felbrigg, 19/4/11

Similar Norfolk Species
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Elachista albifrontella
Wingspan: 10-11mm
Flight: April - June (July)
Foodplant:   Cock's-foot, Creeping soft-grass, Tufted hair-grass
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Diagnostic white head and extra white subapical spot on the forewing.
Woodland clearings.

Leaf-mine: Sept.
Narrow downward mine that broadens gradually appearing green in colour. Larva is able to over-winter in mine.

[MBGBI vol3 p374]

Recorded in 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
23/07/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
16/07/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
19/06/2020128TF64 - Hunstanton
16/06/2020228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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