Main: (Gelechiidae / Gelechiinae)
35.116 [B&F: 0816] Scrobipalpa obsoletella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1841)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) on coastal saltmarshes and sandy beaches in southern England and southern Wales, becoming more local northwards and recorded as far north as south Aberdeenshire (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire reasonably common along the coast from Warsash in the west to Sandy Point, Hayling in the east; not recorded elsewhere in the county or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 12-14 mm. The palest of our Scrobipalpa species; other species with which it can be confused, for example S. nitentella, and S. atriplicella, usually have much darker forewings with often bigger or more distinct dark spots; some forms of S. salinella can be superficially similar, but S. obsoletella is greyer and without any red-brown coloration on the wings (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds within stems of Orache, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Browndown11106/08/1976Adult
Catisfield11113/06/1971Adult
Southsea11103/08/2003Adult
Southsea11115/07/2003Adult
Southsea11104/07/1999Adult
Southsea11123/07/2008Adult
Southsea11116/05/1988Adult
Southsea11130/07/1984Adult
Southsea11118/07/1984Adult
Southsea11124/07/1989Adult
Southsea11111/08/1983Adult
Southsea11028/07/1983Adult
Southsea11131/07/1982Adult
Southsea11116/08/1991Adult
Southsea11113/08/1991Adult
Southsea11127/05/1992Adult
Southsea11131/07/1996Adult
Southsea11109/08/1991Adult
Gutner Point, Hayling11007/09/1998Larval
Sinah Common11215/08/1998Adult
Sandy Point11104/08/1995Adult
Sinah Common & Warren, Hayling11215/08/1998Adult
Sinah Common & Warren, Hayling11215/08/1998Adult
Sinah Common, Hayling Island11015/08/1998Adult
Sinah Common, Hayling Island11208/06/1973Adult
Warsash11105/06/1996Adult
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