Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae

3470 Gelechia scotinella, Herrich-Schäffer, 1854

BF0801 (ABH35.098)


General Information

This species can only be positively identified by genital dissection, although the grey antennae which black stripes can help with isolating likely specimens for further investigation.


The larvae are believed to feed on the tips of blackthorn shoots.


Pupates in spun leaves.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Old blackthorn hedgerows.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Brown, green, yellow