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63.08 ~ 1293 ~ Chrysoteuchia culmella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and very common throughout the British Isles, can be abundant.

Montgomeryshire Status

Very common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 20-24mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Grassy places.


Various grasses.

Lifestage data

Grass moth. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds mainly at the stem bases. Pupates in a cocoon on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 9th June 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 29th June 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows dark form.

Photo by PB, 16th June 2011, Morben ISAF