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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 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Scrobipalpa instabilella  |  Scrobipalpa obsoletella >

Cley Marshes, Norfolk, Leg S Joyner, Det J Clifton, Slide 1736
Scrobipalpa nitentella, Breydon Water, Norfolk 2012, Slide 1483 (J. Clifton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
01/10/2019128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
23/09/2019527TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
17/08/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
24/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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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
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