Ground-moss Grey Eudonia truncicolella
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Crambidae » Scopariinae
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 markedMost likely to be 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.
The adults fly in July and August, and are attracted to light. The larvae feed on mosses on the ground, living in a silken gallery.
A moorland species, it occurs throughout much of Britain.
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