Glyphipterix thrasonella

    Alt Name
    Speckled Fanner

    Wingspan 11-15 mm. A rather distinctive species of Glyphipterix, with its silver and black markings against a bronzy forewing and peculiarly indented termen.

    Identification difficulty

    Aquatic habitats, wetland and marshy areas where Juncus species are present.

    When to see it

    The moths can be found flying among the foodplants, rushes in sunshine. The flight period is May to August.

    Life History

    The early stages are still not fully described but the larvae are believed to feed internally in stems of rushes (Juncus).

    UK Status

    The species is widespread and usually common throughout much of the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    This species seems rather uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded)

    19.002 BF397

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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