Agriphila latistria

Alternative names
White-streak Grass-veneer
Description

Wingspan 22 to 27 mm. Distinguished by its single, white longitudinal streak against a brownish background.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

This species is local in dry or sandy areas, being commoner near the coast.

When to see it

It flies in July and August and is nocturnal.

Life History

The larvae feed on grass stems.

UK Status

Distributed in the southern half of Britain, and in some parts of Scotland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

Reference
63.091 BF1307

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