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

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

    UK Map