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Elachista scirpi
Saltern Dwarf
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Elachista utonella
Bog Dwarf

(Frey, 1856)629 / 38.045
=Biselachista utonella
Norfolk status
Wet bogs and acid heaths.
Adult can be obtained by sweeping the foodplant.

This species is one of four Elachista species, E. scirpi, E. eleochariella, E. utonella and E. albidella that unless a near perfect specimen is available cannot reliably be identified without genitalia dissection.

Recent records from Upton Fen and Flitcham in 2012.

Leaf-mine: March - May.

[MBGBI vol3 p403]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 16 (22%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
11/08/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
11/08/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
26/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Various sedges.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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