Elachistidae
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Photo © Keith Kerr,  25/06/2020 - Litcham (garden)

Similar Norfolk Species
Elachista freyerella
Dark Meadow Grass-miner
Elachista stabilella
Southern Grass-miner
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Elachista consortella
Meadow Grass-miner

Stainton, 1851632 / 38.048
=Field Dwarf
=Cosmiotes consortella

Norfolk status
Uncertain.

One of the former Cosmiotes trio that are extremely hard to determine, even under the microscope.

First Norfolk record in June 2020 when a male was netted by day at North Elmham (Gen. Det. Dave Appleton)

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/10/2023128TF91Dereham
01/10/2023128TF92North Elmham
17/09/2023128TF63Dersingham
10/09/2023828TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
08/09/2023128TF63Dersingham
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Wingspan: 8mm
Foodplant:   Annual Meadow-grass
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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