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Scrobipalpa suaedella
Sea-blite Groundling

(Richardson, 1893)810 / 35.112

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Discovered in salt-marshes at both Hemley and Shingle-street in Hollesley during 1929-35 by Dr. Whittingham.

Recent Status: A rare species on Suffolk salt-marsh.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded species that flies in mid-summer. The larvae feed on Suaeda vera and S. maritima leaves, shoots and flowers from a silken gallery. They pupate on the ground to over-winter

Identification: More Info for Scrobipalpa identification. This is a large species but is otherwise similar to S. samadensis and S, ocellatella.
More Info for genitalia dissection and imagine photos.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Hollesley Suffolk. 31 August 2019 - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
14/08/2017+25TM44 - Orford Ness
24/07/2010+25TM44 - Orford Ness
24/07/2010125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
28/08/2004+25TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   shrubby sea-blite
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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