Crambus lathoniellus

Alternative names
Hook-streak Grass-veneer

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

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)

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

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