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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare coastal resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Sea Purslane.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded189620051896
Year last recorded200620052006
Number of records4110
Number of individuals228
Unique positions4110
Unique locations4110
Adult records216
Immature records204

For the region, we have a total of 10 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1896.


0812 Scrobipalpa instabilella 03 larva ex mine on Sea Purslane
© Dave Shenton
0812 Scrobipalpa instabilella 02 mines on Sea Purslane
© Dave Shenton
0812 Scrobipalpa instabilella 01 reared ex mine on Sea Purslane
© Dave Shenton

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