Crambus lathoniellus

    Alt Name
    Hook-streak Grass-veneer
    Description

    Wingspan around 20 mm. The whitish streaks on this moth are narrower than other similar species and the males are darker than the females.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Like several similar species, the moth is to be found in grassy areas.

    When to see it

    One of the earliest Crambids to be seen during the year, with the adults flying from May through to August. Flies naturally at night, though it is easily disturbed in the daytime.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on various types of grass stem.

    UK Status

    It is widespread and common throughout Britain. 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
    63.086 BF1301

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map