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

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Elachista freyerella
Broken-barred Dwarf
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Elachista stabilella
Southern Dwarf

Stainton, 185838.049/633
=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 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.
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Examination of the genitalia may be required.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2016.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Separation of Cosmiotes freyerella - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/06/2016228TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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Wingspan: 7-8mm.
Season: Two Generations. May-June. July-August
Foodplant:   Various grasses
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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