Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Photo © Keith Kerr,  24/09/2021 - Litcham (Gen. Det. Male)

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Scrobipalpa ocellatella
Beet Moth

(Boyd, 1858)814 / 35.118
Norfolk status

New for Norfolk in 2019 when a female moth was caught at Crostwight Common. (M. A'Court, 25/08/2019 - Gen. Det. Female)
First records for VC28 in 2020 at Mundford (G. Geen, 20/08/2020) and at Weeting (J. Symonds)

A rather local species, occurring on shingle coasts and salt-marshes along the southern coast of England and Wales.

The larvae feed on Sea Beet (Beta maritima). In Europe it has been reported as a pest species on cultivated forms of Beet and other plants.

More info - Gelechiid Recording Scheme

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2019.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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25-08-2019 - Crostwight Common Female - Mick ACourt
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/09/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
24/09/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
15/09/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
08/09/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/09/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Wingspan: 13mm
Flight: May - July, Aug - Oct
Foodplant:   Sea Beet
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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