Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Psoricoptera gibbosella
Humped Groundling

(Zeller, 1839)859 / 35.107

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Bentley Woods in August 1934; but the Bishop took it before I did (Waller) there first in 1933.

Recent Status: Rare in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying from July to October. The larvae feed from a longitudinally rolled leaf of Quercus in the year following oviposition.

Identification: A white, grey and black marked Gelechiid that is similar to a number of other species. If the patterning cannot be matched then genitalia dissection should be used to confirm a record. More Info

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
11/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
08/08/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
26/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
22/07/2019225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 15-17mm
Flight: July-early October
Foodplant:   oak
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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