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Bryotropha desertella
Desert Neb (Douglas, 1850)
Gelechiidae: Anomologinae
786 / 35.041
Photo © Dave Appleton,  01/08/2015 - Burnham Overy Dunes - female (gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
Dull Red Neb
Bryotropha senectella
Cinerous Neb
Bryotropha terrella
Wingspan: 11 - 15mm.
Flight: May - August .
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Scarce in Norfolk.
Widespread around much of Britains coastline.
Coastal areas on open dunes. Occasionally recorded inland.

[MBGBI vol4.2 p114]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/08/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
11/08/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2017128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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