Agriphila latistria

    Alt Name
    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map