Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk

Similar Suffolk Species
Bryotropha affinis
Dark Neb
Bryotropha similis
Obscure Neb
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Bryotropha senectella
Dull Red Neb

(Zeller, 1839)782 / 35.046

Morley’s Final Catalogue: In an Ipswich house on 19 June 1900 (Mly); Southwold and Flixton (Ctw); Lowestoft (J. Sang); Fritton, at light in 1936 (Mly). Brandon (Barrett).

Recent Status: A number of records for Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that can be found from June to September. The moth comes to light. The larvae feed from a flimsy silken tube on Bryum spp and Homalothecium lutescens during March, April, May and June. They pupate in a silken cocoon spun up with moss.

Identification: A small species of Bryotropha with a similar but duller appearance to B. affinis which is also larger on average. More Info Where there is doubt then genitalia dissection is required. More Info

Recorded in 13 (22%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/08/2020225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/08/2020225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
13/08/2020225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
12/08/2020225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9-12.5mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Mosses
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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