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Psamathocrita argentella Pierce & Metcalfe, 1942

Silvery Neb
35.0630 (B&F: 750a)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
    »Family: Gelechiidae
      »Subfamily: Anomologinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini


This Red data Book Class 2 insect was first discovered in UK 1939 in a salt marsh near Southampton, Hampshire. First Sussex record, a single specimen netted during the day in sand dunes at Climping Gap late June 1992. Species found 'locally common' and associated with sea couch at Thorney Island early July 2000. After that, both an adult and a larvae feeding on sea couch was encountered on a shingle spit at Pagham Harbour on 31st July 2001. (Pratt, 2011).

Psamathocrita argentella Pierce & Metcalfe, 1942
Bracklesham, 05 v 2016
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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