Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Photo © Paul Kitchener,  Ipswich, 20 May 2014

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Bryotropha umbrosella
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Bryotropha affinis
Dark Neb

(Haworth, 1828)779 / 35.047

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Two in an Ipswich house in 1896 (Pyett); Felixstow in July (Gibbs); frequent at light in Monks Soham during 1910-33 (Mly); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw). Brandon, many (Barrett).

Recent Status: A common Bryotropha species in Suffolk

Life Style: A double brooded species flying from May to September. The larvae feed from a silken tube on mosses. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A medium sized Bryotropha species with dark fuscous wings with scattered fine white specks. The black ‘bryotropha’ spots are variably edged in front and behind with white or cream. There is a pair of opposing white or cream spots at three quarters.

Recorded in 32 (55%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2020125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
04/09/2020125TG50 - Gorleston
02/09/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
30/08/2020126TL77 - Mildenhall
26/08/2020125TG50 - Gorleston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9.5 - 12.5mm.
Flight: May - September.
Foodplant:   Mosses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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