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Agriphila straminella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1304 / 63.093

Davey, P., 2009: The commonest ‘grass moth’ and an abundant species throughout Britain, the larva feeding on the lower part of the culm of grasses (Poaceae).In Dorset, the moth is abundant on unimproved grassland and frequent to common in grassy places generally, irrespective of soil type and habitat.

This species is similar to Agriphila culmella1293. Diagnostics include: absence of cross-lines towards apex.


Additional Stats

Wingspan: 16-19 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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