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

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