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Elachista luticomella
Yellow-headed Dwarf
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Elachista albifrontella
White-headed Dwarf

(Hübner, 1817)601 / 38.030
Norfolk status
Diagnostic clear white head and neck-tufts.
Common species in wide range of grassland habitats.

Leaf-mine: Sept - May.
The larva mines from the grass tip downwards, a whitish blotch is formed with characteristic narrow streaks of frass.

[MBGBI vol3 p374]

Recorded in 27 (36%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
09/06/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
02/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
02/05/2020+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Cock's-foot, Yorkshire Fog, Creeping soft-grass, Tufted hair-grass
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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