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