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35.116 Scrobipalpa obsoletella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1841)
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puparium in a cocoon

Food Plant: Atriplex spp. (Orache) such as Atriplex glabriuscula (Babbington's Orache); Possibly Chenopodium spp (Goosefoot ) as this is a host in Europe

Mine: May-October

Notes: A stem miner found on the strand line. Forms a whitish frass which may protrude through a small hole in the stem. It pupates in the stem (as shown, in a white cocoon. The pupation site was found to be in a node, but may be anywhere in the stem). Langmaid (1995) found larvae could feed within a fruit of Babington's Orache, or more commonly two fruits were spun together. Mine shown on Atriplex hastata (Spearscale). Widely distributed in coastal regions, with some inland records.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 816

Gelechiid Recording Scheme: https://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/ant-25

Data: 02.x.2019, Hessle, Soth-east Yorkshire, VC61

Image:© Barry Warrington

Emmet, AM & Langmaid, JR (2002), The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, 4(2), Gelechiidae
Hering, M, 1957, Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa

Langmaid, JR, Palmer, SM & Young, MR, 2018, A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
Langmaid, JR (1995)An alternative feeding habit by the larvaeof Scrobipalpa obsoletella (Fischer von Röslerstamm) (Lepidopetera:Gelechiidae), Entomologist's Gazette,46;277

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