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35.118 Scrobipalpa ocellatella (Boyd, 1858)
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mine contains little frass

Food Plant: Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima (Sea Beet)

Egg: on or near the foodplant

Mine: October-May; June-August

Notes: Feeds in mined leaves, or leaves which may be spun untidily together; also in buds and stems. The leaves may be rolled in the vicinity of mines. The mine is without frass as this is deposited in a web at the mine entrance. Found on salt marshes and areas of coastal shingle primarily in the south of England.

Gelechiidae Recording Scheme: https://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/ant-128

Bradley No: 814

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Data: 02.iv.2022, St.Agnes, Cornwall, VC1

Image:© Jack Oughton

Hering EM (1957),
Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Langmaid JR, Palmer SM & Young MR (2018), A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
Emmet MA & Langmaid JRL(2002), The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4 (Part2), Gelechiidae

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