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Caryocolum tricolorella
Three-colour Groundling (Haworth, 1812)
Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae
834 / 35.137
Photo © Dave Jones

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: late June - August
Foodplant:   Greater Stitchwort
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
As the scientific names implies, it displays a mixture of three basic colour patters on the wings.
Superficially similar to other Caryocolum species, the blackish triangular mark near the base of the costa is generally diagnostic. Scrobipalpa costella has a similar costal mark.

Recent records from the Broads (1989) and Hindolveston (2010)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
10/02/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
27/08/2019128TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
19/04/2019127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
14/01/2019227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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