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Scrobipalpa acuminatella
Pointed Groundling

(Sircom, 1850)822 / 35.109

Common resident of commons, wet and dry meadows and pastures, roadbanks and woodland rides and clearings.

Cirsium palustre, C. vulgare, C. arvense, C. eriophorum and probably other thistle spp. with larva feeding in July and September in a branching mine aong the midrib of a leaf.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 53 (38%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: Two generations, May / June and August
Foodplant:   various thistles
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/2019 to 11/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
03/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
03/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
29/07/2019 to 04/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
13/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
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