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63.052 ~ 1398 ~ Nomophila noctuella ~ Rush Veneer
UK Status

Migrant. Number and distribution can vary greatly from year to year.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 25-34mm.

Confusion species

N. nearctica.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Various habitats.


Clover, knotgrass and grasses.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva extremely active, able to run both forwards and backwards if alarmed. Pupates in a tough cocoon amongst the grass or a stone.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 10th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by JBK, 4th Oct 2006, Moel y Garth