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Scrobipalpa nitentella
Common Sea Groundling

(Fuchs, 1902)35.115/815
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 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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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
10/09/2017+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
29/08/2017128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
02/08/2017127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
16/06/2017128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
22/09/2016+28TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Wingspan: 12-15mm
Season: July-August
Foodplant:   goosefoot or annual sea-blite,
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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