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Scoparia pyralella
Meadow Grey ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crambidae: Scopariinae
1333 / 63.066
Photo © Lee Gregory,  28/06/2012 Thetford.

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Scoparia subfusca
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Wingspan: 17-22 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Various decaying plant matter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Distinctive Scoparia species although variable.
Grassland, heathland, woodland, scrub and fens. Most abundant on chalk downs, waste ground near the sea or coastal shingle.
Common and widespread.

Recorded in 60 (81%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2021228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
20/08/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/08/2021128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
06/08/2021127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
02/08/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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