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Elachista maculicerusella
Triple-spot Dwarf Bruand, 1859
Elachistidae
609 / 38.039
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Boughton 02/08/12

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Season: May and August
Foodplant:   reed canary-grass, common reed, other grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Variable markings.
Damp habitats such as river and canal banks and marshes.

Leaf-mine: White/green blotch mine down from leaf tip. The pupa is anchored externally on the foodplant by a silken girdle.

[MBGBI vol3 p382]

Recorded in 41 (59%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2019227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
03/08/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
26/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/07/2019227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
20/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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