The Moths of Suffolk
816 Scrobipalpa obsoletella, (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1841)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Coastal areas

Flight Period : Two or more broods, flying May to September

Larval foodplants : Orache (Atriplex) and possibly goosefoot (Chenopodium)

Records : Orfordness (Anon, 29.v.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not in salt-marshes ; larvae in stems of Atriplex and Chenopodium. Aldeburgh in 1892 and Southwold (Ctw), Martlesham (Waller); probably mixed with the next.


Confusion species
    AdultScrobipalpa salinella
Scrobipalpa nitentella
Scrobipalpa atriplicella

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Confirmed by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
pupa imago larvaimago larvaimago larvaimago larvaimago larva no datano data

Further Photographs

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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Iken Cliff, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener