Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Scrobipalpa nitentella
Common Sea Groundling

(Fuchs, 1902)815 / 35.115
Norfolk status
Undoubtedly under-recorded in Norfolk. Stated as our most common salt-marsh Gelechid (MBGBI Vol 2 p175).

Norfolk records from the north Norfolk coast and Breydon Water.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 8 (11%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Scrobipalpa nitentella, Breydon Water, Norfolk 2012, Slide 1483 (J. Clifton)
Cley Marshes, Norfolk, Leg S Joyner, Det J Clifton, Slide 1736
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/06/2022128TF64 - Hunstanton
22/06/2022427TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
01/09/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
18/08/2021227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Wingspan: 12-15mm
Flight: July-August
Foodplant:   goosefoot or annual sea-blite,
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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