1340 Eudonia truncicolella

(Stainton, 1849)

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Superfamily Pyyraloidea Family Pyralidiae Subfamily SCOPARIINAE Genus Eudonia


Wingspan 18-22 mm.

Description

One of the confusing range of Scopariinae, which can be difficult to tell apart. Eudonia truncicolella is difficult to tell apart from related Pyralids, all small, black and white and similarly marked. Most easily confused with Scoparia ambigualis, although the present species is said to have a more 'scratchy' appearance and more pointed forewings.Compared to Scoparia ambigualis Eudonia truncicolella is rather black and white lacking brownish tones so visible in Scoparia ambigualis.

A woodland species, it can be fairly common throughout much of Britian. The adults fly in July and August, and are attracted to light.

The larvae feed on mosses, living in a silken gallery .Eudonia truncicolella flies in July and August and the larvae can be found on various species of mosses.

 

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