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63.064 ~ 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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 23rd May 2010, Morben Isaf

Photo by MDH, 5th June 2010, Llanfyllin