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Gelechia hippophaella
Seathorn Groundling (Schrank, 1802)
Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae
805 / 35.104
Photo © Bob Heckford,  Reared from larvae found at Holme, Norfolk 2016

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 15-18mm
Flight: August-September
Foodplant:   Sea-buckthorn
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Old larval records from Holme Dunes (1971) and Hemsby (1951).

Larvae feed between the leaves of the terminal shoots, which are spun tightly together. Search at the end of June into July.

Larval searches undertaken at Holme Dunes by J. Clifton in 2000 and 2001 had negative results. Several larvae found at Holme in 2016 (B. Heckford, S. Beavan)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1951.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
26/06/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
25/06/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
14/06/2016 to 17/06/2016+28TF64 - Hunstanton
22/06/1971128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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