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Elachista geminatella
Norfolk Wood-rush Dwarf
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Elachista regificella
Wood-rush Dwarf

Sircom, 1849593 / 38.019
Norfolk status
Now split into complex of three species.
E. regificella (593), E. geminatella (593a) (see next species) and E. tengstromi (593b)
Great Woodrush recorded as foodplant for first two species. Hairy Woodrush only known host plant for E. tengstromi.

E. regificella occurring only in SW England from Cornwall to Devon, Gloucs and Wiltshire. No records from Norfolk of E. tengstromi with only confirmed records from Kent, Hampshire and Oxon.

If suspected records of these three species please contact: Jon Clifton.

[MBGBI vol3 p364]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
July 1990128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
1874+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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Wingspan: 8-9mm.
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Great Woodrush.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  (2)
 Immature Adult
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