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35.113 (BF813)

Scrobipalpa salicorniae   

Scrobipalpa salicorniae
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Flies at dusk and comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present April-June among several spun shoots of Glasswort (or, if on an isolated Glasswort plant, in a silk tunnel on the ground).  On Sea Aster makes galleries in the leaves similar to those of Bucculatrix maritima.  On Annual Sea-blite spins leaves or shoots.  Adults fly June-September.

Larval foodplants

Glasswort (Salicornia) species.  Also Sea Aster, Common Sea-lavender, Sea-spurrey spp, Annual Sea-blite, but these may not be regular hosts.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 23rd July 2002.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2002
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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