Gelechiidae : Anacampsinae
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Anacampsis populella
Poplar Sober
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Anacampsis blattariella
Birch Sober

(Hübner, 1796)854 / 35.012

Morley’s Final Catalogue: This species was not separated from Anacampsis populella.

Recent Status: Found locally in Suffolk

Life Style: Flying at night in late summer and comes to light. The larvae feed from a rolled leaf of Betula or Alnus. It pupates at its feeding location.

Identification: The moth is a larger Gelechiid species that holds its wings flat at rest. More Info It is very similar in appearance to A. populella from which it can only be separated confidently by dissection of the genitalia. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1999.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Anacampsis populella  |  Nothris verbascella >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
23/07/2018125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/06/2018+25TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
22/08/2017125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
03/07/2014+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
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Wingspan: 16-19mm
Flight: July-September
Foodplant:   Birch, Alder
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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