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Elachista scirpi
Saltern Dwarf

(Stainton, 1887)38.043/627
=Biselachista scirpi
Norfolk status

Old Victorian record from Hunstanton (Barrett).

Salt-marshes and brackish dykes around the coast.
Flies around foodplant at sunset.
Leaf-mine: short, broad green/white mine.

Record from Dunwich Heath, Suffolk in 2006.

[MBGBI vol3 p401]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1874.
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Date#VC10k Area
1874+28TF64 - Hunstanton
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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Season: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Sea Club-rush, Saltmarsh rush, Round-fruited rush.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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