Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Bryotropha basaltinella
Thatch Neb

(Zeller, 1839)777 / 35.045

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Rare species in Suffolk. The species is expanding its range and abundance in the UK.

Life Style: A double brooded species that can be found from April to September. It comes to light. The larvae feed on the moss Syntrichia ruralis on rooves from a silken tube beneath the moss. Hibernation does not occur. Pupation occurs in the larval habitation.

Identification: This species has a mix of brown, cream and black scales. These coalesce to patches of black alternating cream from the base centrally to the double opposing cream spots at three quarters mostly black beyond. Mainly black or specimens with cream being dominant can occur. Dissection can confirm identification. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2015.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Hollesley Suffolk. - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
17/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
13/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
03/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
18/05/2020226TL77 - Mildenhall
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: May - Aug
Foodplant:   Mosses
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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