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Elachista geminatella
Norfolk Wood-rush Dwarf

(Herrich-Schńffer, 1855)593a / 38.020
Norfolk status
Extinct in the British Isles. Recorded throughout western Europe.

One of a new complex of three species.
E. regificella (593), E. geminatella (593a) and E. tengstromi (593b) (see prev species).

The only British specimens of E. geminatella were taken by Lord Walsingham at Merton, Norfolk in the latter half of the 19th century.
Walsingham leg. & Coll. (BMNH)

[The Elachista regificella sircom complex (Lep: Elachistidae) in Britain. L Kaila, J R Langmaid. Ent. Rec Vol. 117. 2005]
[A revision of the Elachista regificella Sircom -complex (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) Lauri Kaila, Bengt ┼. Bengtsson, Ivars Ďulcs & Jari Junnilainen. Nov 2001]

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

Verification Grade Comment: Extinct

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 1894.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/18941328TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
29/07/1894228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
29/07/1894228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
25/07/1894128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
25/07/1891128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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Wingspan: 8-9mm
Foodplant:   Great Woodrush, Hairy Wood-rush
Nat Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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