Crambidae : Scopariinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Worn specimen, Grimley, Worcestershire. 15th August 2005. Gen Det. female.

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Scoparia ambigualis
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Scoparia ancipitella

(La Harpe, 1855)1335 / 63.065
=Scoparia ulmella

A local and scarce species of woodland. Adults rest by day on tree trunks and later come to light.

Note very similar to S. ambigualis and lacks the ochreous tinge of that species. Dissection is recommended.

Verification Grade Comment: Dissection needed

Recorded in 13 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1877.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 18-21mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   possibly mosses and lichens
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/20212VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
02/07/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
25/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
22/07/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
08/07/201857VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
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