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Caryocolum alsinella
Narrow Groundling

(Zeller, 1868)35.128/827
Norfolk status
Found at sandy coastal locations.

Recent records from Caister, Great Yarmouth and Winterton including larval records on Common Mouse-ear.

Old Victorian records of Caryocolum proxima on Little Mouse-ear (Cerastium semidecandrum) are now thought to be a misidentification of Caryocolum alsinella.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2017.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2017128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
14/05/2016+27TG51 - Winterton/Caister
05/06/2012+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
08/07/2001+27TG51 - Winterton/Caister
16/07/1999127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Wingspan: 8-11mm
Season: July-mid August
Foodplant:   Mouse-ear sp.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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