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Elachista albifrontella
White-headed Dwarf
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Elachista apicipunctella
Pearled Dwarf

Stainton, 1849602 / 38.032
Norfolk status
Diagnostic white head and extra white subapical spot on the forewing.
Woodland clearings.

Leaf-mine: Sept.
Narrow downward mine that broadens gradually appearing green in colour. Larva is able to over-winter in mine.

[MBGBI vol3 p374]

Recorded in 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
05/08/2020127TG33 - Bacton
26/07/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
23/07/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
18/07/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-11mm
Flight: April - June (July)
Foodplant:   Cock's-foot, Creeping soft-grass, Tufted hair-grass
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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