Agriphila straminella

Alternative names
Straw Grass-veneer

A pale and rather plain looking 'grass moth'.

Identification difficulty

Grassy areas almost anywhere.

When to see it

July and August

Life History

The food plants are various grasses, especially Sheep's-fescue, where the larvae feed internally on the lower part of the stems.

UK Status

Present in good numbers throughout the whole of the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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

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