Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.041 [B&F: 0786] Bryotropha desertella (Douglas, 1850)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in coastal sand-dunes, rarely inland, throughout much of the British Isles, except for northern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight formerly more widespread, but in recent years recorded only from Hayling Island. Wingspan 11-16 mm. Dark forms are most easily confused with B. terrella, which is on average slightly larger with broader forewing; specimens with a weak indication of a median streak are always B. desertella, but weakly marked specimens are virtually impossible to separate without examination of their genitalia (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds on various mosses, living within a silken tube or tent.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Bournemouth1101950Adult
Christchurch1101895Adult
Cracknore Hard1101950Adult
Freshwater1001950Adult
Hayling Island1101900Adult
Hayling Island11203/06/1978Adult
Sinah Common11203/06/2000Adult
Lymington1101950Adult
New Forest1101900Adult
Tichborne11130/05/2017Adult
Tichborne11130/05/2017Adult
Sinah Common & Warren, Hayling11203/06/2000Adult
St. Helens (74)1001900Adult
St. Helens (74)1001926Adult
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