Crambidae : Scopariinae
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Scoparia subfusca

Haworth, 18111332 / 63.062

Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed and locally common species in Britain, the larva feeding on the roots of ox-tongues (Picris spp.) and coltís-foot (Tussilago farfara). In Dorset, this moth is encountered in three main biotypes. The first is along the coastal belt in undercliff and in unimproved grassland where bristly oxtongue (Picris echioides) and hawkweed oxtongue (Picris hieracioides) grow, respectively. The second is coltís-foot rich habitat such as quarries, on verges and disturbed... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 20-27mm
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Ox-tongue and Colt's-foot.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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