Crambidae : Scopariinae
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Scoparia pyralella

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

A common species of open country on light soils.

Note although a variable species it can usually be told by its short broad wings, contrasting pattern and distinct ochreous rather than grey tinge.

Recorded in 91 (65%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 17-22 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Various decaying plant matter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Scoparia ancipitella | Eudonia lacustrata >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20223VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
14/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO57
13/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
08/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
07/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
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