The Moths of Suffolk
1334a Scoparia basistrigalis, Knaggs, 1866

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local and uncommon

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, scrub and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to mid-August

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means uncommon. Ipswich and Monks Soham at light in June (Mly); Nacton in July 1902 (Gibbs); Waldringfield (EMM. 1904, 80); Glemham Magna (Bloomfield); Flixton (Ctw). Brandon (Whe).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-23mm


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

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Confirmed by dissection. - Thelnetham fen, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman