Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local among thistles. Leiston (Grey); Southwold (Ctw); many Aying in Monks Soham paddock on 14 May 1933 (Mly). Cavenham in June 1936 (Gd).Recent Status: A common species across Suffolk.Life Style: A double brooded species that can be found from April to September and comes to light. The larvae mine leaves of Carduus and Cirsium. They pupate on the ground.Identification: More Info for Scrobipalpa identification.The larvae create a slightly branched mine down the centre of a leaf. More Info to view leaf mine. More Info to view genitalia dissection.
Recorded in 19 (33%) of 58 10k Squares.First Recorded in 1933.Last Recorded in 2020.Additional Stats