Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Scrobipalpa suaedella
Sea-blite Groundling

(Richardson, 1893)35.112/810
Norfolk status
Probably our most common coastal Gelechid being found virtually anywhere where shrubby sea-blite grows, sometimes in huge numbers. Can be disturbed easily in daytime.

Imago resembles a miniature diamond-back moth.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Scrobipalpa suaedella (F) - J Clifton
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
07/07/2018+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/09/2016+28TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
18/07/2015128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
27/06/2015128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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Wingspan: 13-15mm
Season: June-July
Foodplant:   shrubby sea-blite
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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