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Elachista subnigrella
Dark Dwarf

Douglas, 1853603 / 38.033
Norfolk status
Dry, open grassland.

Old Victorian records.
First modern-day record of a worn female, confirmed by dissection, recorded at Grimes Graves VC28 in 2015 (Bob Heckford, Stella Beavan, 16/05/15)

Recorded at Foulden Common in 2017 (dissected males 14/08/16, Chris Lewis)

Leaf-mine: April - May. July.
Narrow gallery mine, turning from yellow to purple.

Similar to several other Elachista species, identification by dissection of the genitalia required.

[MBGBI vol3 p376]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2016.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2016228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/05/2015128TL88 - Thetford
1899+27TM28 - Harleston
1874+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Wingspan: 7-8mm.
Flight: May - June. Aug.
Foodplant:   Upright Brome, Downy Oat-grass, Wild-oat, Cock's-foot etc.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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