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Scrobipalpa nitentella
Common Sea Groundling (Fuchs, 1902)
Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae
815 / 35.115
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 12-15mm
Flight: July-August
Foodplant:   goosefoot or annual sea-blite,
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Undoubtedly under-recorded in Norfolk. Stated as our most common salt-marsh Gelechid (MBGBI Vol 2 p175).

Norfolk records from the north Norfolk coast and Breydon Water.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
06/08/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
16/07/2020128TF64 - Hunstanton
01/10/2019128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
23/09/2019527TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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