Crambidae : Scopariinae
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Scoparia ambigualis
Common Grey

(Treitschke, 1829)63.064/1334
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 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/09/2018328TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
22/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/08/2018127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
17/08/2018227TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Wingspan: 15-22 mm.
Season: May to Aug.
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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