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63.089 ~ 1305 ~ Agriphila tristella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread, very common to abundant throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Very common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 23-29mm.

Confusion species

A. selasella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Grassy pastures.


Tall grasses.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by MDH, 17th July 2009, Llanfyllin