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Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

(Meadow Grey)
63.0660 (B&F: 1333)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
  »Family: Crambidae
   »Subfamily: Scopariinae
    »Tribe: Endotrichini

Synonym(s):

Scoparia arundinata (Thunberg, 1792)
Scoparia dubitalis (Hübner, 1796)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident species often fairly common to common on the downs, in woodland clearings and on vegetated shingle beaches. Widespread but only thinly distributed and missing from large areas. This species is single-brooded flying mainly from the third week of May to late July, occasionally form the second week of May. Larvae feed on decaying vegetation situated around the roots of sorrel. (Pratt, 2011).

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Ringmer, 21 v 2017 Photo: John Luck

Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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