Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Monochroa conspersella
Dingy Neb

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)35.067/739
Norfolk status
Fens and other damp habitats, restricted to sites in east anglia.

One of several similar, rather nondescript gelechiids, which can only be reliably identified by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds within stems and leaves of Yellow Loosestrife.

A few records from the Broads.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/10/2018127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
21/10/2018127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
25/09/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
25/09/2018227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
25/09/2018327TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 11-12mm.
Season: July - August.
Foodplant:   Yellow Loosestrife
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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