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Agriphila selasella

(Hübner, 1813)1303 / 63.092

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, the larva feeding on grasses, including sheep’s fescue (Festuca ovina) and common saltmarsh-grass (Puccinellia maritima).

In Dorset, the moth is locally common in three distinct biotypes. The first is unimproved grassland on chalky soil where sheep’s fescue (Festuca ovina) is abundant amongst short turf. The second is unimproved grassland on ill-drained clay soils, notably in the Blackmore Vale, where meadow barley... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: c.26 mm.
Flight: July and August.
Foodplant:   Grasses, including Common Saltmarsh-grass.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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