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Elachista utonella
Bog Dwarf (Frey, 1856)
Elachistidae
629 / 38.045
Photo © Chris Lewis,  Strumpshaw - 27/07/2014 - Gen. Det. Male.

Similar Norfolk Species
Saltern Dwarf
Elachista scirpi
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Various sedges.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Wet bogs and acid heaths.
Adult can be obtained by sweeping the foodplant.

Genitalia determination required for verification.

Recent records from Upton Fen and Flitcham in 2012.

Leaf-mine: March - May.

[MBGBI vol3 p403]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
11/08/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
26/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
23/07/2020227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
23/07/2020227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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