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Scoparia pyralella
Meadow Grey ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crambidae: Scopariinae
1333 / 63.066
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Scoparia subfusca
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Scoparia basistrigalis
Wingspan: 17-22 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Various decaying plant matter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk 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 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
09/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/07/2021227TG22 - Buxton
08/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
08/07/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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