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Gelechia sororculella
Dark-striped Groundling

(Hübner, 1817)802a / 35.101

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Many flying among herbage on the butts at Felixstowe on 18 July 1923 (Mly).

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from June till August and coming to light. The larvae feed on catkins and from spinnings on leaves of Salix species.

Identification: A readily recognised moth. The dark wings have a prominent white circle followed by a white mark within a central black elongate mark. There is a prominent white sub-terminal fascia and the wing edge beyond is marked with white then black spots. More Info

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1923.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2020125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
26/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/07/2017+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
27/07/2012+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
01/08/2008125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Goat Willow, Grey Willow
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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