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1332 ~ Scoparia subfusca
UK Status

Resident. Fairly common to locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at a few scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 20-27mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Ox-tongue and colt's foot.

Lifestage data

Root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in a slight web attached to the roots and feeds within. Pupal site undescribed.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 29th July 2011, Cors Dyfi

Photo by PB, 20th Aug 2012, Morben ISAF