Crambidae: Scopariinae

1334a (ABH63.063) Scoparia basistrigalis, Knaggs, 1866

KR06166

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

One of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate. It is usually necessary to carry out genital dissection for a positive identification.

In general this species is a little larger than S.ambigualis, with heavier markings, a more grey colour and a strongly chequered fringe.


Wingspan: 20-23mm
Foodplant(s): moss
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Local

Habitat

Deciduous woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 61 (22.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 18 September

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