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Scrobipalpa suaedella
Sea-blite Groundling (Richardson, 1893)
Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae
810 / 35.112
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  NMS Brancaster. 18/7/15 Gen Det (fem) Jim Hodgkinson

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   shrubby sea-blite
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Probably our most common coastal Gelechid being found virtually anywhere where shrubby sea-blite grows, sometimes in huge numbers. Can be disturbed easily in daytime.

Imago resembles a miniature diamond-back moth.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2020128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
02/07/2020328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
01/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
18/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
07/07/2018+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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