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Caryocolum blandella
Short-barred Groundling

(Douglas, 1852)832 / 35.133

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken at Nayland in 1897 (Pyett); common and bred at Washbrook, Ipswich, &c., in 1932-5 (Whit.); Leiston (Grey); Southwold and Flixton on tree-trunks among stitchwort (Ctw).

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded late summer species. The larvae initially mine a narrow gallery along the mid-vein of a leaf of Stellaria holostea. They then leave this to feed externally on the leaves, buds, flowers and seed capsules. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: This is a pale Caryocolum species the wings are white or cream, shaded with a fine sprinkling of black leaving a sub-terminal line pale. There may be a limited brown colouring. The wing is dominated by a broad, oblique black bar from the costa at one quarter. This may join a spot centrally in the wing. There is a further black spot or patch beyond. More Info The only similar Suffolk species is C. blandulella. However this is smaller and coastal.

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
07/08/2020126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
30/07/2020126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
01/08/2013126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
26/07/2010125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 9-15mm
Flight: July-August
Foodplant:   Greater Stitchwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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