Elachistidae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Netted, Chartley Moss, Staffordshire, Gen Det, male PC 6.7.2012

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Elachista serricornis
Dusky Dwarf

Stainton, 185438.042/626
=Biselachista serricornis
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Characteristic strong serrations on the antenna (from which it is named).
Boggy areas, damp shady woods and Broads.

Single Norfolk record from Barton Turf in 1983.

Leaf-mine: Long red brown gallery mine in autumn. Broad yellowish mine in spring after hibernation.

[MBGBI vol3 p400]
[Heckford, R. J. 1999. Biselachista serricornis (Stainton) (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) bred from the stem of Eriophorum angustifolium Honck. Entomologist’s Gazette 50: 69–70.]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 1983.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Date#VC10k Area
13/07/1983127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 6-9mm
Season: June - July.
Foodplant:   Common Cottongrass (Wood-sedge now thought unlikely)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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