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Scrobipalpa ocellatella
Beet Moth

(Boyd, 1858)814 / 35.118

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Shingle-street in Hollesley at the beginning of June 1936 (Whittingham).

Recent Status: Surprisingly few records for a species that is common on Suffolk salt-marshes.

Life Style: The moth is double brooded and can be found from May to October. The larvae feed on Beta maritima. They mine and feed externally on stems, leaves and buds. The larvae pass the winter in a stem.

Identification: More Info for Scrobipalpa identification. This species can usually be identified from the appearance of the moth.
More Info for genitalia dissection.

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Havergate Island - Raymond A Watson
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/2020225TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
07/10/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
21/09/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
21/09/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
15/09/2019225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 13 mm
Flight: summer
Foodplant:   Sea Beet (Beta maritima)
Verification Grade:
 Immature Adult
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