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Scrobipalpa instabilella
Saltern Groundling

(Douglas, 1846)35.114/812
Norfolk status
Fairly common along salt-marshes, sometimes in large numbers.

Can be confused with other members of this group. Care required for identification.

Dissected or female antennal differences observed to confirm any records.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Scrobipalpa instabililella (f), Titchwell, Norfolk, Slide 1510 (J Clifton) (684x1000)
Scrobipalpa instabilella, Blakeney Point, Norfolk 2012, Slide 1475 - J Clifton
Scrobipalpa instabilella (m), Breydon Water, Norfolk, Slide 1313 J Clifton.
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/08/2018128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
03/08/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
07/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
04/08/2017228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Season: May-early August
Foodplant:   sea-purslane and other salt marsh plants
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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