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Elachista canapennella
Little Dwarf (Hübner, 1813)
Elachistidae
607 / 38.037
Photo © Dave Jones,  31/08/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

Similar Norfolk Species
Dark Dwarf
Elachista subnigrella
Wingspan: 8-10 mm
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-June. Jul-Sept.
Foodplant:   Various grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Relatively plain greyish brown male with indistinct darker mottling. Female much smaller with more distinct markings.

Similar to several other Elachista species. Worn or indistinct specimens will need confirming by Gen. Det.


Leaf-mine: March - May. July.
Flat whitish mines.


[MBGBI vol3 p380]

Verification Grade Comment: National Grade 4 - Worn specimens will require Gen. Det.

Recorded in 37 (54%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/09/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/09/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/09/2020227TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
21/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/09/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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