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 06.
Last Recorded in 2018.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2018127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
18/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/07/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
17/07/2018328TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
17/07/2018327TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 15-22 mm.
Season: May to Aug.
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Common
Nat Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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