Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. August 2009. Confirmed by gen.det.

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Scrobipalpa samadensis
Buck’s-horn Groundling

(Stainton, 1883)811 / 35.119

Morley’s Final Catalogue: An abundant species in the Aldeburgh salt-marshes during 1892 (Ctw); Lowestoft (J. Sang).

Recent Status: A rare species on the Suffolk salt-marshes.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying from May to September. The larvae mine blotches in leaves and mine down into the roots of salt-marsh Plantago species. They pupate in the roots to over-winter.

Identification: More Info for Scrobipalpa identification. This species appears similar to S. suaedella and S. ocellatella.
More Info for genitalia dissection.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/08/2017+25TM44 - Orford Ness
21/08/2011125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
04/08/2009125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: June-September
Foodplant:   buck's-horn plantain or sea plantain.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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