Morley’s Final Catalogue: A species new to Science, mixed with the last one (cf. Trans. 1934, p. cxcvi), occurring in the salt-marshes of the River Deben at Waldringfield, &c. (Waller); larva; in spun galleries among seeds of Chenopodium and Suaeda (Whittingham; cf. Entom. 1935, 97).
Recent Status: A salt-marsh species, common on the southern marshes.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies during June, July and August. The larvae feed on Atriplex, Beta maritima, Chenopodium, Salicornia, Sarcocornia and Suaeda maritima. The feeding method varies according to the foodplant. They will initially mine and then feed externally. They pupate on the ground and pass the winter in the pupal stage.
Identification:More Info for Scrobipalpa identification. More Info for genitalia dissection and imagine photos. More Info for larval feeding.
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2003. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats