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Elachista apicipunctella
Pearled Dwarf Stainton, 1849
Elachistidae
602 / 38.032
Photo © Allan Drewitt

Similar Norfolk Species
White-headed Dwarf
Elachista albifrontella
Wingspan: 10-11mm
Season: 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 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
24/05/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
29/04/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/04/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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