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Chionodes distinctella
Eastern Groundling

(Zeller, 1839)35.095/791
Norfolk status
Widespread but local in England and Wales.
A few recent confirmed Norfolk records.

Larvae found in 2014 at Winterton (B. Heckford, S. Beavan, 15/05/14) An inland records from Middle Harling Heath in 2016.

[MBGBI vol4.2 p143]
[Chionodes distinctella (Zeller, 1839) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): discovery of larvae in the British Isles. Entomologistís Gazette 65: 169Ė174]
[Chionodes distinctella (Zeller, 1839) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): a
further larval record from the British Isles. Entomologistís Gazette 66: 52]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/2017127TG50 - Yarmouth
14/07/2016128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
12/07/2016128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
06/08/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
09/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Wingspan: 14-15mm
Season: June - Aug.
Foodplant:   Bird's-foot-trefoil, Common Sorrel
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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