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