Elachistidae
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Elachista argentella
Swan-feather Dwarf

(Clerck, 1759)610 / 38.004
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 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/06/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/06/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
15/06/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/06/2020127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 11-12 mm
Flight: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Various grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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