Glyphipterix fuscoviridella

Alternative names
Plain Fanner

Wingspan 10 to16 mm. A relatively plain pale buff species with a slight metallic sheen.

Identification difficulty

It occupies dry grassland habitats and flower meadows, especially where the larval foodplant is present.

When to see it

A day flying species that can be found on the wing in May and June.

Life History

The larvae feed in the stems of wood-rush (Luzula spp.) during the early spring.

UK Status

Fairly frequent in England and Wales, but only extends as far north as southern Scotland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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

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