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Elachista argentella
Swan-feather Dwarf (Clerck, 1759)
610 / 38.004
Photo © Sue Pennell,  11/05/2017 - Cranwich Camp Butterfly survey transect

Similar Norfolk Species
Sorrel Bent-wing
Opostega salaciella
Wingspan: 11-12 mm
Season: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Various grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
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 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
30/06/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/06/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
09/06/2019327TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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