Norfolk status Rare or possibly overlooked, one of several confusingly similar gelechiids that should be confirmed by dissection.
Dissection recommended if a moth is too worn to enable any/all of the critical features to be seen.
First modern day record of a single specimen recorded at Dersingham Bog in July 2011, followed by another specimen taken at Salhouse Broad in August that year. Several confirmed specimens taken at Lynford in July 2012.
Two pre 1890 records.
Considered a declining species throughout the UK.
[MBGBI vol 4(2) p233]
Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2013.