Elachistidae
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Elachista freyerella
Dark Meadow Grass-miner
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Elachista stabilella
Southern Grass-miner

Stainton, 1858633 / 38.049
=Southern Dwarf
=Cosmiotes stabilella

Norfolk status
Rare.
Nationally scarce (Nb) on grassland in parts of south-eastern England.

New for Norfolk in 2016, recorded at Castle Acre (10/06/16, B. Heckford, S. Beavan) One of three members of the former Cosmiotes genus.

Elachista stabilella: frons and head white contrasting with the thorax.
Elachista. freyerella and Elachista consortella: 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.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (11%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Elachista consortella  |  Blastodacna hellerella >

Determination
Separation of Cosmiotes freyerella - J Clifton
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
10/08/2023128TF72Grimston
18/07/2023127TG02Hindolveston
06/07/2023127TG02Hindolveston
02/07/2023127TG11Costessey
26/08/2022128TF92North Elmham
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Wingspan: 7-8mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-June. July-August
Foodplant:   Various grasses
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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