812 Scrobipalpa instabilella
(Douglas, 1846)Wingspan 12-14 mm.
A species of saltmarshes and other muddy habitats around the coasts of England, it is also known from North Wales, Ireland and rarely in Scotland.
The adult is variable, sometimes showing a rufous tinge around the black dots on the forewing. The moths are on the wing during May to July.
A number of foodplants have been recorded, but sea purslane (Halimone portulacoides) seems to be one of the most frequent.