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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Mosses, dead or decaying leaves.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831996188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records29482361210159
Number of individuals990201756470617
Unique positions5139775422
Unique locations4837725220
Adult records29482359181158
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 1106 records from 229 sites. First recorded in 1883.


63.066 Scoparia pyralella 02
© Paul Holmes
63.066 Scoparia pyralella 01
© Ron Moat

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common throughout all five vice-counties.

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