Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Pseudotelphusa scalella
Black-spotted Groundling

(Scopoli, 1763)764 / 35.152

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A scarce species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May to July. The larvae graze leaves of Quercus. They pupate in a loose cocoon to pass the winter.

Identification: An unmistakeable white Gelechiid with strong black specific patterning. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/05/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
16/06/2017+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
26/05/2017+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
10/06/2006+25TM14 - Ipswich
17/06/2005+25TM14 - Ipswich
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Wingspan: 11-13mm
Flight: May-June
Foodplant:   Oak, mosses on tree trunks
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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