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1334 ~ Scoparia ambigualis
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Very common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-22mm.

Confusion species

Eudonia truncicolella and S. ancipitella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Marshy ground or near bracken.


Moss and detritus.

Lifestage data

Moss feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds on organic detritus beneath moss. Pupal site undocumented.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 23rd May 2010, Morben Isaf

Photo by MDH, 5th June 2010, Llanfyllin