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Scoparia ambigualis
Common Grey (Treitschke, 1829)
Crambidae: Scopariinae
1334 / 63.064
Photo © Dave Jones,  06/07/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

Similar Norfolk Species
Ground-moss Grey
Eudonia truncicolella
Base-lined Grey
Scoparia basistrigalis
Wingspan: 15-22 mm.
Flight: May to Aug.
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk 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 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/09/2020127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
22/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
22/08/2020227TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
18/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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