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Scoparia ambigualis
Common Grey (Treitschke, 1829)
Crambidae: Scopariinae
1334 / 63.064
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  06/06/2021 - Peddars Way

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Peppered Grey
Eudonia truncicolella
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Scoparia basistrigalis
Wingspan: 15-22 mm.
Flight: May to Aug.
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Common and widespread.
One of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate. Woodland, grassland, heathland, scrub and fens. Rests by day on tree-trunks, prefering oak.
Can be variable in size, dark markings on forewing often form shape of a cross.
One of the earliest scopariine to appear.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
10/07/2024227TG20Poringland
10/07/2024427TG31Upton
10/07/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
10/07/2024+27TG41Filby
09/07/2024227TG21Norwich (Catton)
09/07/2024127TG31Upton
09/07/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
09/07/2024228TM09Great Ellingham
09/07/2024+27TG41Filby
08/07/2024128TL79Mundford
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