Crambidae : Scopariinae
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Scoparia ambigualis
Common Grey

(Treitschke, 1829)1334 / 63.064

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 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/06/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
10/06/2024128TF63Snettisham
08/06/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
08/06/2024127TG11Costessey
08/06/2024227TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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Wingspan: 15-22 mm.
Flight: May to Aug.
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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