Crambidae : Scopariinae
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Photo © Jim Swalwell,  31/07/2021 - Cranwich

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Scoparia ambigualis
Common Grey
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Scoparia ancipitella
Northern Grey

(La Harpe, 1855)1335 / 63.065
=Scoparia ulmella
Norfolk status
Occurring mainly in the North West of England.

One of the difficult group of Scopariines, reference to the genitalia needed to confirm any records.

Old records from the Upton Fen area, possible miss-identifications.

Confirmed record from Cranwich in 2021 (J. Swalwell, Gen. Det. J. Hodgkinson, 31/07/2021)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
1961+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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Wingspan: 18-21mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   possibly mosses and lichens
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  (2)
 Immature Adult
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