Pyralidae: Scopariinae

06166 Scoparia basistrigalis, Knaggs, 1866

BF1334a (ABH63.063)


General Information

One of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate. It is usually necessary to carry out genital dissection for a positive identification.

In general this species is a little larger than S.ambigualis, with heavier markings, a more grey colour and a strongly chequered fringe.

Wingspan: 20-23mm
Foodplant(s): moss
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status:


Deciduous woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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