The Moths of Suffolk
810 Scrobipalpa suaedella, (Richardson, 1890)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Coastal saltmarshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : Shrubby Sea-blite (Suaeda vera) or occasionally Annual Sea-blite (Suaeda maritima)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Discovered in salt-marshes at both Hemley and Shingle-street in Hollesley duirng 1929-35 by Dr. Whittingham.

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScrobipalpa instabilella
Scrobipalpa salinella
Scrobipalpa nitentella

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Orfordness, Suffolk (24.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

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