The Moths of Suffolk
811 Scrobipalpa samadensis, (Pfaffenzeller, 1870)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Salt-marshes, sandhills and vegetated shingle

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to September

Larval foodplants : Buck's-horn Plantain (Plantago coronopus) or Sea Plantain (Plantago maritima)

Records : Orfordness (N Odin, 13.vi.2004, 18,vi.2004 & 15.viii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : An abundant species in the Aldeburgh salt-marshes during 1892 (Ctw); Lowestoft (J. Sang).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScrobipalpa stangei
Scrobipalpa instabilella
Scrobipalpa nitentella
Scrobipalpa atriplicella

Compare confusion species
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Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (4.viii.2009) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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