Elachistidae
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Elachista argentella
Swan-feather Dwarf

(Clerck, 1759)38.004/610
Norfolk status
Widespread.
Small, all-white species.
Wide range of grassland habitats including salt-marshes.

Leaf-mine: Autumn - May.
White narrow mine from leaf tip down. The mine fills the leaf width.

[MBGBI vol3 p383]

Recorded in 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2018127TM18 - Diss
14/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/07/2018128TM09 - Attleborough
18/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
07/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Wingspan: 11-12 mm
Season: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Various grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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