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Pseudotelphusa paripunctella
Tawny Groundling

(Thunberg, 1794)35.153/773
Norfolk status
Two distinct races, a race feeding on Oak, predominating in southern England, and a race feeding on Bog-myrtle in the north.
Adult ground colour depends on foodplant with specimens from Oak usually yellow/brown. Bog-myrtle feeders are dark grey/brown.

Larval record from Dersingham Bog in 1966 (emerged 15th March 1967, D.W.H. Ffennell) Adult record at Holt Lowes in 1999 (J. Clifton)

[MBGBI vol4.2 p130] no records listed.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1966.
Last Recorded in 1999.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/05/1999127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
1966228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 11-12mm.
Season: May - June
Foodplant:   Deciduous Oak, Bog Myrtle (Beech, Birch, Sea-buckthorn)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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