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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Orache.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded198718831893
Year last recorded201419561977
Number of records9922
Number of individuals12800
Unique positions1422
Unique locations1422
Adult records9922
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 103 records from 18 sites. First recorded in 1883.


35.116 Scrobipalpa obsoletella 04 gen. det.
© Andy Nunn
35.116 Scrobipalpa obsoletella 03 gen. det.
© Andy Nunn
35.116 Scrobipalpa obsoletella 02
© John William Cooper
35.116 Scrobipalpa obsoletella 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Similar species: Other Scrobipalpa species cause confusion: 0815 Scrobipalpa nitentella, 0818 Scrobipalpa atriplicella, some forms of 0813 Scrobipalpa salinella.

Argus 63, 2011:
VC64. Ellington Banks MoD, 25.5.2011 gen. det. (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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