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

 

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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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC11 South Hampshire
Catisfield (SU50)13-Jun-1971oneDickson, RJAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)08-Jun-1973twoDickson, RJAdult
Browndown (SZ59)06-Aug-1976oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)31-Jul-1982oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)28-Jul-1983-Langmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)11-Aug-1983oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)18-Jul-1984oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)30-Jul-1984oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)16-May-1988oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)24-Jul-1989oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)09-Aug-1991oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)13-Aug-1991oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)16-Aug-1991oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)27-May-1992oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)04-Aug-1995oneLangmaid, JR; Rutten, TAdult
Warsash (SU40)05-Jun-1996oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)31-Jul-1996oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998-Dickson, RJAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998twoLangmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IR; Dickson, RJ; Opie, M; Hayward, R; Durnell, PRAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998twoDurnell, PR; Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Norriss, TJAdult
Gutner Point, Hayling (SU70)07-Sep-1998-Langmaid, JR; Jansen, MGMLarval
Southsea (SZ69)04-Jul-1999oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)15-Jul-2003oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)03-Aug-2003oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)23-Jul-2008oneLangmaid, JRAdult

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