Morley’s Final Catalogue: By the Bishop at Shingle-street in Hollesley, 1932.
Recent Status: The species is found on Suffolk salt-marshes.
Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. It can be found in July and August. The larvae feed on seeds of Atriplex littoralis and A. prostrata also on the seeds and leaves of Atriplex portulacoides. They hibernate in the larval case and pupate in the year following oviposition in the larval case attached to a stem.
Identification: A small pale species with the veins vaguely marked darker and a paler costa. They can be identified by genitalia dissection. More Info The larvae create a silken case following feeding internally on seeds. They then feed on seeds or leaves from that case. The cylindrical case is pale and slightly decorated with detritus. The anal end is trivalved and the oral opening is set at 30 to 45 degrees to the long axis. More Info
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.
Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1932. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats