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1306 ~ Agriphila inquinatella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout Britain as far north as Perthshire, less common in the north.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species that is mainly found in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 16-20mm.

Confusion species

A. geniculea, Pediasia contaminella and P. aridella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Heathland, dunes and downs.


Short grasses.

Lifestage data

Grass moth. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in a slight silken gallery amongst the bases of the grass stems. Pupal site undocumented.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2009, Llanfyllin