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63.086 ~ 1301 ~ Crambus lathoniellus
UK Status

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

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-22mm.

Confusion species

C. pratella
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Grassy pastures.


Various grasses.

Lifestage data

Grass moth. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in a firm silken tube amongst the roots on which it feeds. Pupates in a firm silken cocoon amongst the roots.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st June 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 25th May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 15th May 2011, Middletown