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Elachista argentella
Swan-feather Dwarf (Clerck, 1759)
Elachistidae
38.004/610
Photo © Graham Moates,  Great Moulton 20/05/2019

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Wingspan: 11-12 mm
Season: 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 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/06/2019327TG13 - Baconsthorpe
08/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
05/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
03/06/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/06/2019227TM18 - Diss
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