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Elachista argentella
Swan-feather Dwarf (Clerck, 1759)
Elachistidae
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Photo © Dave Jones,  19/05/2021 - Shotesham Common

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Wingspan: 11-12 mm
Flight: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Various grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Small, all-white species.
Wide range of grassland habitats including salt-marshes.

Leaf-mine: Autumn - May.
White narrow mine from leaf tip down. The mine fills the leaf width.

[MBGBI vol3 p383]

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
02/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
30/06/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
30/06/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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