Gelechiidae : Dichomeridinae
Photo © Ken Saul,  leg. P Heath, Salhouse Broad 12/08/11

Dichomeris alacella
851 Lichen Sober
(Zeller, 1839)35.025
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 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Dichomeris alachella (f), Bayfield, Norfolk leg. G Bond 23-07-12, Slide 1478 - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2014127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
11/07/2014127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
02/08/2013128TM09 - Attleborough
30/07/2013128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/07/2013128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 13-14mm
Season: July-August
Foodplant:   lichens
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
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