Gelechiidae : Dichomeridinae
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Brachmia inornatella
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(Douglas, 1850)867 / 35.029

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Surprisingly does not appear to be listed.

Recent Status: This species which is restricted to the south east of the UK is common but very local at wetland sites in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded mid-summer species that comes to light. The larvae feed on Phragmites communis. The larvae hibernate.

Identification: A pale ochre or fawn coloured wing with prominent black spots sometimes outlined paler. There are two spots at one third and one or a double spot at two thirds. There may sometimes be small spots beyond. The moth is an elongate triangular out line at rest.

Recorded in 16 (28%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1964.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/2020125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
23/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
05/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/06/2019125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
23/06/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   common reed
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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