Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Photo © JB Kemp,  South Uist 20th June 2012

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Bryotropha desertella
Desert Neb
Bryotropha terrella
Cinerous Neb
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Bryotropha politella
Polished Neb

(Stainton, 1851)788 / 35.039
Norfolk status
Pronounced sexual dimorphism.
Occurs mainly on dry grassland.
Male can be confused with B. terrella, the female resembles light coastal forms of B. desertella

VC27,28 records [MBGBI vol4.2 p116]
[Heckford, R. J. & Sterling, P. H. 2003. The discovery of the larva of Bryotropha politella (Stainton, 1851) and larval descriptions of this species and B. galbanella (Zeller, 1839) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Entomologist’s Gazette 54: 223–226. ]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2005.
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B politella (male) J.B. Kemp
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2005+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
02/08/2003+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
02/08/2003+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
23/06/2001+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
18/07/1899128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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Wingspan: 12-16mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Moss (Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus and other unidentified sp.)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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