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Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Meadow Grey
63.0660 (B&F: 1333)

Synonym(s):
Scoparia arundinata (Thunberg, 1792)
Scoparia dubitalis (Hübner, 1796)


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

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).

Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ringmer, 21 v 2017
Photo: John Luck
Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Battle, 26 vii 2014
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wadhurst, 30 vi 2018
Photo: Michael Howard
Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crowborough, 17 vi 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Brighton, 30 vi 2015
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
High and Over, 08 vi 2013
Photo: Bob Eade
Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Motcombe. Eastbourne. , 06 vi 2013
Photo: David E Lester
Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 12 vi 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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