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35.119 [B&F: 0811] Scrobipalpa samadensis (Pfaffenzeller, 1870)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on salt-marshes and vegetated shingle along parts of the coast of the British Isles. In Hampshire recorded for the first time at Titchfield Haven on 1 July 1978, with another at Southsea on 6 August 1984. Wingspan 11-15 mm; S. atriplicella, S. instabilella and S. nitentella are all similar, and the species can only be distinguished from S. stangei, formerly known only from the Isle of Wight, by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Sea Plantain and Buckshorn Plantain.

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VC10 Isle of Wight
Ventnor (SZ57)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Yarmouth (SZ38)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Yarmouth (SZ38)1923-Fassnidge, WAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Titchfield Haven (SU50)01-Jul-1978oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)06-Aug-1984oneLangmaid, JRAdult

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