Agriphila tristella

    Alternative names
    Common Grass-veneer

    Wingspan around 27 mm. Fairly distinctive with its pale yellowish or creamy longitudinal streak which branches into 'fingers' towards the wing tip.

    Identification difficulty

    Grassy places anywhere

    When to see it

    Flying from June to September, it is nocturnal and a regular visitor to the light-trap.

    Life History

    The larvae feed in the base of stems of grass.

    UK Status

    Another common grassland species throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

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

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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