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Agriphila tristella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Common Grass-veneer
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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Crambinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini

Common

A resident species that is widespread and perhaps generally distributed, but distinctly episodic in high numbers. It is sometimes common to very common to mv light or when disturbed during the day in grassy places. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from early July to mid September, sometimes from early June and occasionally to the third week of September. The larvae feed at the base of unspecified grass stems but this has yet to be confirmed in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011).

Agriphila tristella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Battle, 14 ix 2018
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Agriphila tristella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 27 viii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Agriphila tristella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ripe, 29 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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