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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 vulgaris. They mine and feed externally on stems, leaves and buds. The larvae pass the winter in a stem. On salt-marsh Beta vulgaris is Sea Beet. Beetroot, Chard and Sugar Beet are also Beta vulgaris.

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

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 12 (21%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/10/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/10/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
28/09/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
22/09/2020125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
22/09/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 13 mm
Flight: summer
Foodplant:   Beta vulgaris
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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