Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  W.G. Whittingham collection - Norwich Castle Museum. (displayed with the kind permission of Tony Irwin, Norwich Castle Museum)

Similar Norfolk Species
Bryotropha affinis
Dark Neb
Bryotropha similis
Obscure Neb
Upload a Photo
Bryotropha umbrosella
Sandhill Neb

(Zeller, 1839)778 / 35.048
Norfolk status
Mainly coastal and often common in open dune areas. Local and rare inland.

2002 records at Holme Dunes.

Differs from the other black Bryotropha ( B. affinis and B. similis ) by the conspicuous clear white costal and tornal patches contrasting with the very dark forewing.

Specimens found in coastal areas are often not as dark, with a grey form (f. portlandicella) and very pale / white form (f. mundella).
Very light coastal forms can be confused with the coastal form of B. affinis (Gen. Det. Required)

[MBGBI vol4.2 p108]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Bryotropha affinis  |  Bryotropha similis >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
24/07/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
20/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
18/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
03/08/2019228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
Show Details | 1990 to 2021 | 2000 to 2021 | Graph Key
Express Record Bryotropha umbrosella
We need your records!
Do you have records of Bryotropha umbrosella?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2022

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9.5 - 11.5mm.
Flight: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Mosses
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

Data Policy | Cookies Policy
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © NOLA™ 2022. © Lepidoptera UK - Jim Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ 2022
We use cookies to personalise content and enhance your experience. By clicking OK or using this site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you disable them. Cookies Policy