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Eudonia mercurella
Small Grey (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crambidae: Scopariinae
1344 / 63.074
Photo © Allan Drewitt

Similar Norfolk Species
Little Grey
Eudonia lacustrata
Common Grey
Scoparia ambigualis
Wingspan: 16-19 mm.
Flight: June to Aug.
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
One of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate.
Fairly common and widespread.
Woodland, heathland, grassland and fens

One of the easier Eudonia. Beware of worn specimens resembling D. lacustrata! JC

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/2020127TM18 - Diss
22/08/2020127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
20/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
20/08/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
20/08/2020+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
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