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Scrobipalpa instabilella
Saltern Groundling

(Douglas, 1846)812 / 35.114
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 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Scrobipalpa instabilella, Blakeney Point, Norfolk 2012, Slide 1475 - J Clifton
Scrobipalpa instabilella (m), Breydon Water, Norfolk, Slide 1313 J Clifton.
Scrobipalpa instabililella (f), Titchwell, Norfolk, Slide 1510 (J Clifton) (684x1000)
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/2021528TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
20/08/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
15/08/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/07/2021128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: 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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