Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Pseudotelphusa scalella
Black-spotted Groundling

(Scopoli, 1763)35.152/764
Norfolk status
Uncertain, no modern-day records.
Distinctive black and white Gelechiid.

Old records listed in 1874 in the King's Lynn area. (Barrett). Norfolk specimen recently found in the H.J. Turner Collection at Oxford.

Believed to be associated with Oak (Quercus) as well as mosses on tree-trunks.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1900.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1900+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
1874+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
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Wingspan: 11-13mm
Season: May-June
Foodplant:   Oak, mosses on tree trunks
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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