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Eudonia mercurella
Small Grey (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crambidae: Scopariinae
1344 / 63.074
Photo © Dave Appleton,  19/07/2014 - Bawdeswell (all-dark indiviudal: female, gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
Little Grey
Eudonia lacustrata
Common Grey
Scoparia ambigualis
Wingspan: 16-19 mm.
Flight: June to Aug.
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
One of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate.
Fairly common and widespread.
Woodland, heathland, grassland and fens

One of the easier Eudonia. Beware of worn specimens resembling D. lacustrata! JC

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/07/2020227TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
30/06/2020427TG20 - Norwich
29/06/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
28/06/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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