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Crambus perlella

(Scopoli, 1763)1302 / 63.088

Davey, P., 2009: A frequently abundant species across Britain, the larva feeding on the stem-bases of grasses (Poaceae). In Dorset, the moth shares the same range and habitat preferences as Crambus lathoniellus1301, but on chalky soils it is even more abundant. The moth is on the wing over a protracted three-month period.


Additional Stats

Wingspan: 21-28 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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