Crambidae : Scopariinae
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Scoparia pyralella
Meadow Grey

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1333 / 63.066
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.
Additional Stats

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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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Wingspan: 17-22 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Various decaying plant matter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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