Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local among thistles. Leiston (Grey); Southwold (Ctw); many Aying in Monks Soham paddock on 14 May 1933 (Mly). Cavenham in June 1936 (Gd).
Recent Status: A common species across Suffolk.
Life Style: A double brooded species that can be found from April to September and comes to light. The larvae mine leaves of Carduus and Cirsium. They pupate on the ground.
Identification: More Info for Scrobipalpa identification.
The larvae create a slightly branched mine down the centre of a leaf. More Info to view leaf mine. More Info to view genitalia dissection.
|Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required|
Recorded in 20 (34%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2021.