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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
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
18/06/2024127TG14Sheringham Park
17/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
03/06/2024227TG04Cley next the Sea
01/06/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
29/05/2024127TG13Little Barningham
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