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Sophronia semicostella
White-shouldered Groundling (Hübner, 1813)
Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae
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Photo © Matthew Casey,  24/06/2017 - Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species
Light Streak
Pleurota bicostella
Wingspan: 18-19mm
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   sweet vernal-grass
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Various widespread records.

Distinctive markings but can be confused with Pleurota bicostella or even some Pyralidae. Caution is advised.

Recorded in 24 (35%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/07/2020+28TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
15/07/2020128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
12/07/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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