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Scrobipalpa samadensis
Buck's-horn Groundling (Stainton, 1883)
Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae
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Photo © JB Kemp,  South Uist 9th July 2012

Similar Norfolk Species
Goosefoot Groundling
Scrobipalpa atriplicella
Saltern Groundling
Scrobipalpa instabilella
Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: June-September
Foodplant:   buck's-horn plantain or sea plantain.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Widespread, and often common, on saltings and hard-rock coasts of Britain.

modern-day records from Brancaster in 1976 (J.R. Langmaid); Winterton Dunes in 1993 (R. Heppenstall); and Stiffkey Marshes in 2018 (James Symonds)

Unspecified pre 1900 Norfolk records (C. Barrett) noted as "Common along the coast".

Very alike other congeners in this group, positive identification depends on examination of genitalia.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2019228TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
06/08/2018128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
August 1993+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
06/07/1976228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
1874+-0 - Norfolk (unknown locality)
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