|0391 ~ Glyphipterix simpliciella ~ Cocksfoot Moth|
Resident. Widespread and abundant throughout the British Isles.
This species has been recorded mostly from the eastern side of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 6-9mm.
Care should be taken, very similar to other species of Glyphipterix.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Seeds of cock's-foot and tall fescue.
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.
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Photo by DB, 10th June 2012, Middletown