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19.007 ~ 0391 ~ Glyphipterix simpliciella ~ Cocksfoot Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and abundant throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species has been recorded mostly from the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 6-9mm.

Confusion species

Care should be taken, very similar to other species of Glyphipterix.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Seeds of cock's-foot and tall fescue.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on the leaf or stem. Larva builds a web at the base of the leaf, the leaf then folds up on itself. Pupates in a spindle shaped cocoon spun in, or near the larval web.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 10th June 2012, Middletown