Agriphila straminella

    Alt Name
    Straw Grass-veneer
    Description

    A pale and rather plain looking 'grass moth'.

    Habitat

    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)

    Reference
    63.093 BF1304

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map