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Scoparia pyralella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1333 / 63.066

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on decaying plant material, and probably on the roots of common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea). In Dorset, the moth is abundant on unimproved grassland on chalky soil, and is most frequently seen on under-grazed downland and set aside, often where common ragwort is absent. The only records of rearing suggest that leaf litter is at least one of the foodplants. However, despite searching over a number of... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 17-22 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Various decaying plant matter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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