Pyralidae: Scopariinae

06168 Scoparia ambigualis, (Treitschke, 1829)

BF1334 (ABH63.064)


General Information

This is one of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate. It is quite variable in size. The dark markings on the forewing often form the shape of a cross.

It can sometimes be found at rest by day on tree-trunks, seeming to prefer oak.

Wingspan: 15-22 mm.
Foodplant(s): moss
Flying: One generation, May-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, grassland, heathland, scrub and fens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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