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Caryocolum blandella
Short-barred Groundling
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Caryocolum blandulella

(Tutt, 1887)835 / 35.136

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A single specimen 16 July 2019. Likely to be resident.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed on the seed capsules of Cerastium semidecandrum (the Little Mouse-ear) where is grows in sandy locations. They spin them together feeding in the year following oviposition.

Identification: One of the smallest of Caryocolum species. It is a cream colour with dark brown markings. There is a prominent oblique broad mark on the costa at one third. The wing tip is chequered. The Suffolk specimen has damaged wing tips but is otherwise not worn. Genitalia dissection is required to separate it from C. blandella. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2019.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Hollesley Suffolk. 16 July 2019 - Raymond A Watson
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16/07/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 10 mm
Flight: summer
Foodplant:   Cerastium semidecandrum (Little mouse-ear)
Nat Status: pRDB 1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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