Crambus perlella

    Alternative names
    Satin Grass-veneer

    Wingspan 21-28 mm. The typical form is creamy white with a slight silken lustre. There is also a differently-marked form,  warringtonellus, which has heavy streaking.

    Identification difficulty

    Grassland and rough meadows.

    When to see it

    The adults fly in July and August and are attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on grasses in a silken gallery amongst the base of the stems.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common throughout the British Isles. 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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    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