Chrysoteuchia culmella

Alternative names
Garden Grass-moth
Garden Grass-veneer
Description

Wingspan around 20 mm. It is easily distinguished with its one or two angled cross-lines and metallic golden fringe to the forewings.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Grassland, rough meadows and gardens.

When to see it

This species flies in June and July. Its normal flight time is at night, when it is attracted to light. By day it rests head-down on grass stalks and is easily disturbed.

Life History

The larvae feed on the stems of various types of grasses, usually at the base.

UK Status

One of our commonest 'grass moths' often abundant throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

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

Reference
63.080 BF1293

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Garden Grass-veneer
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Crambidae
Records on NatureSpot:
973
First record:
01/01/1998 (Adrian Russell)
Last record:
16/08/2023 (Hunt, Graham)

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