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1304 ~ Agriphila straminella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and abundant throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Abundant throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 25-30mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Grassy pastures.


Various grasses.

Lifestage data

Grass moth. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in a silken gallery amongst the foodplant. Pupates in a silken frass covered cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 30th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 15th July 2011, Middletown