Gelechiidae : Gelechiinae
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Gelechia senticetella
Cypress Groundling

(Staudinger, 1859)801a / 35.099

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: An adventive species first recorded in Britain in 1988. A very local species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light from June till August. The larvae mine initially and then feed on leaves and shoots from spinnings on Juniperus, Chamaecyparis, Cupressus and Thuja.

Identification: A brown species longitudinally marked with strong black and weaker white streaks. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2001.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
20/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
18/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
18/08/2020225TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Juniper, cypresses
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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