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Elachista argentella
Swan-feather Dwarf (Clerck, 1759)
Elachistidae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  27/05/2013 - Beetley (School Lane)

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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 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/06/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/06/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
15/06/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/06/2020127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
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