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

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