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Elachista obliquella
Wood Dwarf Stainton, 1854
617 / 38.012
Photo © Peter Buchner

Similar Norfolk Species
Yellow-barred Dwarf
Elachista gangabella
Yellow-tipped Dwarf
Elachista bisulcella
Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: April - July. (Aug)
Foodplant:   False Brome, Upright Brome, other grasses.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Woodland rides and borders.
One of three Elachista species found in Norfolk with a single yellow fascia.

Records from Foxley Wood. (A.M. Emmet, 1991) and Weeting Heath (P. Cardy, 1990)

Leaf-mine: October-April, July.
Narrow brownish mine at first, forming a broader mine in another leaf.

[MBGBI vol3 p390]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2020+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
23/10/1991127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
June 1990128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
1874+27TM28 - Harleston
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