Elachistidae
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Photo © Peter Tilley,  Holme, Aug 2009 [unconfirmed specimen]

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Elachista scirpi
Saltern Dwarf
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Elachista utonella
Bog Dwarf

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

Genitalia determination required for verification.

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 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2018127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
06/07/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
06/08/2016128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
27/07/2016+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
26/07/2016128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 8-9mm
Season: May - July.
Foodplant:   Various sedges.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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