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Elachista stabilella
Southern Dwarf
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Elachista freyerella
Broken-barred Dwarf

(Hübner, 1825)631 / 38.047
=Cosmiotes freyerella
Norfolk status
Widespread and reasonably common throughout much of Britain in damp meadows and woodland rides.

One of two members of the former Cosmiotes genus now recorded in Norfolk.

Elachista stabilella: frons and head white contrasting with the thorax.
Elachista. freyerella: frons and head grey, appearing concolorous with the thorax.

Forewing dark with distinct white fasciae, however specimens can show less contrasting markings and are almost inseparable from other Elachista.
Examination of the genitalia required.

Leaf-mine: March to April and in July.

[MBGBI vol3 p405]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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Separation of Cosmiotes freyerella - J Clifton
Cosmiotes freyerella, Norfolk, Slide 1276 J. Clifton
06-09-2017 - Dersingham - Jim Hodgkinson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2017128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
06/07/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/07/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/07/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/06/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 7-8mm
Season: Two Generations. Apr-June. Jul-Sept.
Foodplant:   meadow-grass, cock's-foot other grasses.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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