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63.064 (BF1334)

Common Grey   

Scoparia ambigualis
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.


Great care required to separate from other Scoparia as much confusion surrounds it. Dissection may be required for confident identification.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly disturbed in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants



A wide range of habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Colvend parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, during 1870 by Francis Buchanan White, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found in Eskdale during 1887 by H. H. Corbett, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Corsemalzie on 14th June 1897 by the Gordon brothers.

454 record(s) from 63 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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