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Elachista utonella
Bog Dwarf
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Elachista albidella
Cotton-grass Dwarf

(Nylander, 1847)38.046/630
=Biselachista albidella
Norfolk status
Whiter forewing than similar species, a small, nondescript moth, with an elongate dark brown spot.
Widespread on wet bogs and acid heaths.

Modern-day records confined to the Broads. Also taken at Roydon Common in west Norfolk in the 1990's.

Leaf-mine: April - May.
Gallery mine down leaf.

[MBGBI vol3 p404]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.
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Elachista albidella - Catfield Fen - Slide 1651 (J Clifton)
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Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2014227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
2000+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
28/06/1998 to 04/07/1998+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 9-10mm.
Season: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Common Cottongrass, various sedges.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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