Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.063 [B&F: 0750a] Psamathocrita argentella Pierce & Metcalfe, 1942

 

Notes: Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) and endemic to the British Isles, frequenting salt-marshes in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Sussex and Dorset. First discovered near Southampton Water in 1937, feared lost when the original site was destroyed in 1971, but rediscovered on a saltmarsh near St Helen's, Isle of Wight in 1973 and now known from several locations in and around the region, including Farlington Marsh and Hayling Island. Wingspan 10-11 mm. Easily mistaken for one of the Coleophoridae, identification often requires dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Sea Couch.

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Records Received By Year

% of total records
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Southsea11118/06/1989Adult
Southsea11124/06/1983Adult
Southsea11124/06/2001Adult
Southsea11122/06/1992Adult
Southsea11120/06/1989Adult
Southsea11119/06/1989Adult
Portsmouth11010/09/2002Larval
Portsmouth11002/09/2003Larval
Portsmouth11002/08/2001Larval feeding signs
Farlington Marshes NR, Portsmouth11015/08/2001Larval
Hilsea11208/07/1983Adult
Hook Lake NR11117/06/1994Adult
Newtown10012/07/1985Adult
Sinah Common & Warren, Hayling11022/07/2001Larval
Sinah Common & Warren, Hayling11022/06/2001Adult
Sinah Common, Hayling11013/06/1987Adult
Sinah Common, Hayling11124/07/2003Larval
Sinah Common, Hayling11028/08/2001Larval
Sinah Common, Hayling11028/08/2001Larval
St. Helens (74)1001973Adult
Titchfield Haven NNR (lower Titchfield Haven)11001/07/1978Adult
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