The Moths of Suffolk
1334 Scoparia ambigualis, (Treitschke, 1829)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, grassland, heathland, scrub and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to early August

Larval foodplants : possibly mosses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite common on tree-trunks from Bentley and Raydon woods to Gorleston and Mildenhall.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScoparia subfuscaScoparia pyralella
Scoparia basistrigalisScoparia ancipitella
Eudonia pallidaEudonia alpina
Dipleurina lacustrataEudonia murana
Eudonia truncicolellaEudonia lineola
Eudonia angusteaEudonia delunella
Eudonia mercurella

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Eye (3.vi.2004) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (11.v.2011) © Neil Sherman