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Crambus perlella (Scopoli, 1763)

Satin Grass-veneer
63.0880 (B&F: 1302)

Crambus warringtonellus Stainton, 1849

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Crambinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini


A widespread resident and suspected immigrant. Often common and sometimes very common at mv light or when disturbed in grassy places during the day, especially on the Downs and along parts of the coast. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to late August, sometimes from late May and occasionally to mid September. The larval foodplant in unknown in Sussex but is unspecified grasses elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

Crambus perlella (Scopoli, 1763)
Henfield, 14 vii 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Crambus perlella (Scopoli, 1763)
Lindfield, 29 vi 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman
Crambus perlella (Scopoli, 1763)
f. warringtonellus
Pagham Harbour, vi 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Crambus perlella (Scopoli, 1763)
Ringwood, Hampshire, 06 vi 2009
Photo: Simon Curson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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