Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Scrobipalpa suaedella
Southern Blite Moth

(Richardson, 1893)810 / 35.112
=Sea-blite Groundling

Norfolk status
One of the most common coastal Gelechid being found virtually anywhere where Shrubby Sea-blite grows, sometimes in huge numbers. Can be disturbed easily in daytime.

Most saltmarsh inhabiting Scrobipalpa species S. salinella, S. obsoletella, S. instabilella, S. samadensis, S. suaedella are extremely similar and cannot be identified without genitalia dissection.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 8 (11%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Scrobipalpa suaedella (F) - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
30/07/2022128TF74Holme NNR
14/07/2022128TF74Titchwell NNR
08/06/2022128TF74Titchwell NNR
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Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   Shrubby Sea-blite
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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