Crambus pascuella

Alternative names
Inlaid Grass-veneer

Wingspan 21-26 mm. This species has a distinct whitish streak against a yellow-brown ground colour. This pattern is similar to several other species and they can be rather difficult to separate.

Identification difficulty

Most grassy areas.

When to see it

Flying from June to August, the adults are on the wing at night when they are attracted to light but are easily disturbed during the day from their grassy resting-places.

Life History

Larva feeds within roots of various grasses, living within a silken tube or tent.

UK Status

Widespread and common in 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)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map