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Elachista maculicerusella
Triple-spot Dwarf Bruand, 1859
Elachistidae
609 / 38.039
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Longdon Marsh, Worcestershire. August 4th 2010.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Flight: May and August
Foodplant:   reed canary-grass, common reed, other grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Locally fairly common in marshes, by rivers, streams and pools.

Phalaris arundinacea, Phragmites australis with larva mining leaves in April/May and July, making broad white mines.

Recorded in 36 (26%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2019140SJ41 - Shrewsbury/Preston Montford
28/06/2019240SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
31/05/2019237SO94 - Pershore
25/05/2019139SJ90 - Fordhouses/Wolverhampton
27/07/2018137SO94 - Pershore
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