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Elachista bedellella
Grey Dwarf

Sircom, 1848616 / 38.010
Norfolk status
Tiny species with wingspan of only 7-8mm. Two white lines divide the wing into three nearly equal parts. Head grey. Found in dry, open habitats.

Leaf-mine: Sept - April then June - July.
Blotch mine from leaf tip on two or three leaves in succession. can be hard to see.

Very few Norfolk records. Listed at Ringstead in 1874 with the first modern-day VC27 record at West Runton in 2003 (P. Saunders, 20/04/2003) and the first modern-day VC28 record from Foulden Common in 2012 (J. Wheeler, 24/05/2012)

[MBGBI vol3 p389]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Elachista bedellella (male), Foulden Common 24-05-12, gen. det. J. Clifton, leg. J. Wheeler, Slide 1454
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/06/2016128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
23/05/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/05/2012128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/04/2003127TG14 - Sheringham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 7-8mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Various grasses including Meadow Oat-grass
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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