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Scrobipalpa artemisiella
Thyme Moth

(Treitschke, 1833)820 / 35.120
Norfolk status
Can be found where the foodplant wild thyme grows but stated to occur in sandhills and limestone habitats. Being one of the smallest members of the family, although variable in wing markings, can usually be identified without reference to genitalia. (MBGBI Vol 4(2) p180)

Small size should separate from other Scrobipalpa of which it could be easily confused with.

Recent confirmed record of several specimens taken at Weeting NWT (J.Wheeler, 18/06/11 gen. det. J. Clifton)

Verification Grade Comment: Small size diagnostic, If uncertain = Grade 4

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 6 (8%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Scobipalpa artemisiella (f), Weeting 18-6-11, Slide 1307 J. Clifton
Scrobipalpa artemisiella (m), Weeting, 18-6-11, Slide 1306 J. Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
14/07/2020228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
13/07/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
12/07/2020428TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
01/07/20204628TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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