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Gelechia muscosella
Grey Sallow Groundling

Zeller, 183935.102/803
Norfolk status
Rare species nationally in marshes, fens, river-banks and other damp areas.

Very few confirmed Norfolk records, mainly from the Broads, including
Burgh Common (K. Saul, 1992), Sutton (K. Saul, K. Bland, 1999), Wayford (K. Saul, 2010), Woodbastwick (K. Saul, 2013), Strumpshaw (C. Lewis, 2015).

New for West Norfolk at Boughton Fen in 2013 (D. Jones).

Dissection required if a moth is too worn to enable any/all of the critical features to be seen.


The Larvae feed on the catkins of Sallow.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/2017127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
17/06/2017127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
10/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/07/2015427TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
26/07/2013227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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Wingspan: 12-17mm
Season: June-July
Foodplant:   Sallow and possibly Willow
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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