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Aroga velocella
Dusky Groundling (Zeller, 1839)
Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae
796 / 35.094
Photo © Ed Parnell,  30/06/2020 - Wymondham (Cemetery Lane)

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 14-19mm.
Flight: Two generations May, Aug. (July - Sept?)
Foodplant:   Sheep's Sorrel
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Breckland, heathland, moorland and in larger woodland clearings.
Flies in warm weather making short darting flights close to the ground.

[MBGBI vol4.2 p150]

Recorded in 46 (62%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
12/08/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
04/08/2021127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
03/08/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
29/07/2021128TL88 - Thetford
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