Crambidae: Scopariinae

1333 (ABH63.066) Scoparia pyralella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR06172

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is a quite distinctive Scoparia species although it is variable.


Wingspan: 17-22 mm.
Foodplant(s): decaying plant matter
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, heathland, woodland, scrub and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 31 (11.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 May to 28 July

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 Photo © David Griffiths