Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Bryotropha affinis
Dark Moss-moth
Bryotropha similis
Obscure Moss-moth
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Bryotropha umbrosella
Sandhill Moss-moth

(Zeller, 1839)778 / 35.048
=Sandhill Neb*

Norfolk status
Mainly coastal and often common in open dune areas. Local and rare inland.

Differs from the other black Bryotropha ( B. affinis and B. similis ) by the conspicuous clear white costal and tornal patches contrasting with the very dark forewing.

Specimens found in coastal areas are often not as dark, with a grey form (f. portlandicella) and very pale / white form (f. mundella).
Very light coastal forms and the coastal form of B. affinis will require Gen. Det.

[MBGBI vol4.2 p108]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
10/08/2020128TF74Holme NNR
24/07/2020228TF74Holme NNR
20/07/2020128TF74Holme NNR
18/07/2020128TF74Holme NNR
03/08/2019228TF74Holme NNR
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Wingspan: 9.5 - 11.5mm.
Flight: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Mosses
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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