Agriphila inquinatella

    Alternative names
    Barred Grass-veneer

    Wingspan about 22 mm. Quite distinctive, but variable, with its whitish or creamy ground colour suffused with darker markings.

    Identification difficulty

    This species prefers dryer grassy areas.

    When to see it

    On the wing from July to September, it can be attracted by light.

    UK Status

    Present throughout most of Britain in suitable habitat, it becomes less common further north. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map