The Moths of Suffolk
814 Scrobipalpa ocellatella, Beet Moth, (Boyd, 1858)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Vegetated coastal shingle and upper margins of salt-marshes

Flight Period : Double-brooded, May to July and August to October

Larval foodplants : Sea Beet (Beta vulgaris). On the continent goosefoot (Chenopodium), sea-blite (Suaeda) and glasswort (Salicornia)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 18.ix.2003), Landguard (P Kitchener, 30.vi.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Shingle-street in Hollesley at the beginning of June 1936 (Whittingham).

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScrobipalpa instabilella
Scrobipalpa nitentella
Scrobipalpa atriplicella

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