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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Variou mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19631984188319722000
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1816629703878260
Number of individuals3190248218694073614
Unique positions10911414414832
Unique locations10510513213827
Adult records1807627699845260
Immature records02000

For the county, we have a total of 4286 records from 507 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1334 Scoparia ambigualis 02
© Terry Box, 1 Jul 2017
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Similar species: Compare with less common 1334a Scoparia basistrigalis and 1335 Scoparia ancipitella, and 1340 Eudonia truncicolella.

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

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