Crambidae: Scopariinae

1334 (ABH63.064) Scoparia ambigualis, (Treitschke, 1829)

KR06168

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, June 2008
Monks Wood, June 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is one of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate. It is quite variable in size. The dark markings on the forewing often form the shape of a cross.

It can sometimes be found at rest by day on tree-trunks, seeming to prefer oak.


Wingspan: 15-22 mm.
Foodplant(s): moss
Flying: One generation, May-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, grassland, heathland, scrub and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 126 (46.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 April to 17 October

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths