Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Monochroa palustrellus
Wainscot Neb

(Douglas, 1850)35.073/737
=Monochroa palustrella
Norfolk status
Scarce, distinctive Gelechiid moth.
Dry sandy areas, vegetated coastal shingle, grassland, waste ground, dry pastures and sand-dunes.
Larva feeds on dock (Rumex), particularly curled dock (R. crispus)

Stoke Holy Cross record in 2004.
New W.Norfolk (VC28) record at Upwell, 24/07/08 by Dr Paul Millard.
Several recent records.

Recorded in 25 (36%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2018127TG20 - Norwich
16/09/2018128TF80 - Swaffham
15/09/2018127TG33 - Bacton
15/08/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Wingspan: 15-19 mm
Season: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Curled Dock, other Rumex.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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