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63.092 ~ 1303 ~ Agriphila selasella
UK Status

Resident. A local species found in England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few scattered records records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 22-30mm.

Confusion species

A. tristella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Salt marshes, fens and freshwater marshes.


Various grasses.

Lifestage data

Grass moth. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in a silken gallery. Pupal site undocumented.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 11th Aug 2011, Middletown