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Elachista cinereopunctella
Grey-spotted Dwarf

(Haworth, 1828)625 / 38.041
=Biselachista cinereopunctella

Uncommon local resident in open woodland and grassland on calcareous soils.

Carex flacca with pink-spotted larva mining leaves from October to April.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2015.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Glaucous Sedge, other sedges. Tufted Hair-grass.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/04/20157VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
12/03/201510VC36 - HerefordshireSO62 -
03/04/20071VC36 - HerefordshireSO51 -
25/05/20052VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
April 2001+VC37 - WorcestershireSP04 -
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