Scrobipalpa atriplicella: Distribution map

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35.117 BF818
Scrobipalpa atriplicella

(Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1841)


Wingspan c.14mm.

Fairly well distributed throughout much of England and into southern Scotland with odd records from Shetland and Ireland, this species is very similar in appearance to other Scrobipalpa species and dissection is advised for full idenification unless reared.

The larval foodplants are orache (Atriplex) and goosefoot (Chenopodium), the larvae feeding in spun leaves or flowers/seeds.

There are two generations, with adults appearing in May and again in July/August.

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