Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.069 [B&F: 0743] Monochroa elongella (Heinemann, 1870)


Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on coastal sand-dunes in north Devon, south-eastern England, Norfolk, Pembrokeshire and Anglesey; the scattered nature of these captures suggests that it has been overlooked or under-recorded (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Not reliably recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 12-15 mm. One of several similar, rather nondescript gelechiids, which can only be reliably identified by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds within stems of Silverweed.

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