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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Coastal plants such as Annual Sea-blite, Goosefoot spp, Orache spp., Sea-purslane.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1952
Year last recorded2014
Number of records79
Number of individuals113
Unique positions7
Unique locations8
Adult records77
Immature records2

For the county, we have a total of 79 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1952.


35.115 Scrobipalpa nitentella 01 mines on Goosefoot
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Spurn, common (Michaelis, 1954), larvae abundant in September 1960 (Michaelis, 1962), specimens dated July 1963 (HNM coll.).

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