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Scoparia ambigualis (Treitschke, 1829)
Scoparia atomalis Stainton, 1855

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Scoparia ambigualis
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63.064 BF1334
Scoparia ambigualis

(Treitschke, 1829)


Wingspan 15-22 mm.

One of several very similar moths which can be rather difficult to separate.

The adults fly from May to July, and can be found resting on tree-trunks or rocks.

A common species throughout Britain, though until recently, the early stages have been undescribed.


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    Larva: (description I.F. Smith ):

    Food:  Moss and/or organic detritus under moss. On marshy ground, or near bracken. November, or earlier, to June. 
    Length:  13 mm. 
    Head:  Mid brown with black posterior and anterior edges. 
    Prothoracic shield:  Shiny dark brown. 
    Thorax:  Segments T2 & T3 dark brown with large blackish pinacula (two on dorsum of each segment). 
    Thoracic legs:  Dark brown and blackish. 
    Abdomen:  Dark brown with indistinct grey gut showing dorsally. Greenish grey in May, June. Very large blackish pinacula (four on dorsum of each segment). 
    Spiracles:  Black 
    Setae:  Black at base, fading distally to colourless transparent. 
    Anal plate:  Blackish with small reddish marks. 
    Prolegs:  Dark brown at base. Planta whitish with small black spot. Double circle of grey-black crochets. Anal prolegs encased in long blackish pinaculum. 

    Similar Species:  Larvae of several species of Scopariinae are similar, with very large pinacula. They should be reared to confirm identification. For a more detailed description, including chaetotaxy, of  S. ambigualis  see; Smith, I.F., (in press). A description of the larva of  Scoparia ambigualis  (Treitschke, 1829) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).  Entomologist?s Gazette  (publication due 2004). 

    Rearing:  Keep in plastic box with transparent lid in North facing window. Provide sample of moss and organic material found with larva. Wash the moss and sterilize the detritus in a microwave. Wipe out condensation. Raising indoors will result in early emergence.

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