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Photo © Bob HeckfordStella Beavan,  Female - Castle Acre, Norfolk 10/06/16

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Elachista freyerella
Broken-barred Dwarf
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Elachista stabilella
Southern Dwarf

Stainton, 1858633 / 38.049
=Cosmiotes stabilella
Norfolk status
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 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Elachista consortella  |  Blastodacna hellerella >

Separation of Cosmiotes freyerella - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
16/07/2020128TF91 - Dereham
22/06/2020827TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/06/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
07/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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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  (2)
 Immature Adult
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