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Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796)

Waste Grass-veneer
63.1090 (B&F: 1323)


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

Nationally Scarce B

A resident that generally occurs singly or sparingly in a wide variety of dry grassy habitats, especially on vegetated shingle beaches, sand-dunes and near downland within a few miles of the coast. It is sometimes common near Rye. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of July to the third week of August, occasionally from late June or to early September. The larval foodplant is unknown in Sussex but is unspecified grasses elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796)
Etchingham, 02 viii 2019
Photo: Caroline Moore
Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796)
Etchingham, 07 ix 2016
Photo: Caroline Moore

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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