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Scrobipalpa acuminatella
Common Thistle Miner

(Sircom, 1850)822 / 35.109
=Pointed Groundling

Norfolk status
A fairly common species of rough-ground where thistles grow.

Dissection recommended if moth recorded from coastal sites and has not been bred.
The pointed forewing and dark brown/reddish/greyish colouration, occasionally with indistinct streaking and black speckling around the wing tip, are usually indicative of this rather variable species.

Similar species (not recorded in Norfolk): S. clintoni, S. pauperella, S. atriplicella

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 47 (64%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
27/05/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
19/05/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
18/05/2024227TG04Cley next the Sea
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Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: Recorded from April-July in Norfolk
Foodplant:   various thistles
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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