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Scoparia pyralella
Brown-spot Grey ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crambidae: Scopariinae
1333 / 63.066
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  31/05/2019 - Peddars Way

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Wingspan: 17-22 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Various decaying plant matter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Distinctive Scoparia species although variable.
Grassland, heathland, woodland, scrub and fens. Most abundant on chalk downs, waste ground near the sea or coastal shingle.
Common and widespread.

Recorded in 60 (81%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
18/06/2024127TG11Horsford
18/06/2024127TG14Sheringham Park
17/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
07/06/2024127TG13Gresham
06/06/2024127TG42Eccles
06/06/2024127TG11Costessey
03/06/2024227TG04Cley next the Sea
01/06/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
01/06/2024+27TG11Horsford
29/05/2024127TG13Little Barningham
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