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Elachista atricomella
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Elachista alpinella
Marsh Dwarf

Stainton, 1854599 / 38.028
Norfolk status
Nationally scarce (Nb) in marshes, water-meadows and other damp areas throughout most of the British Isles.
Variable species with dark head and more incomplete inner fascia that should separate it from E. atricomella and E. kilmunella. Female seldom seen.

Gen. Det. rerquired to confirm any specimens.

Leaf-mine: Long slender downward gallery mine from the leaf tip, up to 60cm long.

[MBGBI vol3 p372]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1920.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Elachista alpinella (m), Bayfield, Norfolk 04-09-12, Slide 1477 - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
16/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/09/2016128TM09 - Attleborough
10/09/2016227TM08 - Banham/Lopham
10/09/2016+28TM09 - Attleborough
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Wingspan: 9-13mm.
Flight: June - Sept.
Foodplant:   Sedges, Greater Pond-sedge, Lesser Pond-sedge.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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