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Scrobipalpa salicorniae
Sea-aster Groundling

(Zeller, 1847)813 / 35.113
=Scrobipalpa salinella

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Discovered to occur at Southwold (Crutwell).

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

Life Style: The species flies in mid-summer in a single generation though the life style is not properly known in Britain. The larvae feed on Salicornia by spinning plants together. They also less frequently feed on Aster tripolium, Suaeda, Spergularia and Limonium vulgare however in Europe only Suaeda maritima is given as an alternative foodplant.

Identification: More Info for Scrobipalpa identification. The species was known as S. salinella until recently but it is considered as a separate species from that which occurs in southern Europe a long way from Britain.
More Info for genitalia dissection.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2018.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Havergate Island female prep - Raymond A Watson
Havergate Island male prep - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
28/07/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
29/06/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
02/08/2018+25TM44 - Orford Ness
31/05/2018+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: June-September
Foodplant:   glassworts and other salt marsh plants
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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