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Elachista gangabella
Yellow-barred Dwarf Zeller, 1850
Elachistidae
620 / 38.015
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Netted, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire. 8.6.2015

Similar Norfolk Species
Yellow-tipped Dwarf
Elachista bisulcella
Wood Dwarf
Elachista obliquella
Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Cock's-foot, False Brome.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce.

One of three Elachista species found in Norfolk with a single yellow fascia. Lack of yellow cilia at the apex of the forewing diagnostic.

Recorded at Foxley Wood (A.M. Emmet, 1991).

First modern-day VC28 record of a leaf-mine at Narborough Railway NWT during a meeting of the Norfolk Moth Survey group with John Langmaid and Brian Elliot. (15/10/16).


Leaf-mine: Long, slender, irregular gallery mine.


[MBGBI vol3 p393]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/2020+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
14/09/2020+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
05/10/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
21/09/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
03/11/2018+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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