Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Chionodes fumatella
Downland Groundling

(Douglas, 1850)35.096/790
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Formerly restricted to sandy coastal locations, has also been found quite a distance inland.
Post 2000 coastal records in Norfolk.

Larvae, which have apparently not been found previously in the British Isles, were discovered in Essex and in sand-covered silken tubes attached to the base of the moss Brachythecium albicans (Hedw.) Schimp. in Norfolk 2015.
Adult moths emerged on 7 July 2015 from the material collected at
South Denes in May 2015.
[S. D. BEAVAN, R. J. HECKFORD. Entomologist’s Gazette 67: 3–14, 2016]



[MBGBI vol4.2 p143]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Chinodes fumatella, Yarmouth South Beach, Norfolk, Leg B Jones, Det J Clifton, Slide 1555
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Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2017128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/08/2016128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
06/08/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/08/2015127TG14 - Sheringham
16/07/2015127TG50 - Yarmouth
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Wingspan: 13-16mm.
Season: June - August.
Foodplant:   Mosses
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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