Elbow-striped Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea

Crambidae » Crambinae

Elbow-striped Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea

The distinctive dark elbow-shaped cross-lines help to distinguish this species. Forewing length 10 to 13mm.

Elbow-striped Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea

The adult flies July to October, and can be seen in dry grassy places. The larva feeds on various grasses.

Elbow-striped Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea

© Pete Hillman August 2017.

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Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella

Crambidae » Crambinae

Crambus pascuella

This is quite an unusual and a long crambid moth with golden brownish ground colour and a distinct longitudinal white streak across the forewing. Similar to other Crambus species, but the way the streak is interrupted by a fine dark line helps identify it. Forewing length up to 12mm.

Crambus pascuella

The adult flies June to August, and is found in various grassy places. Common and widespread. The larva feed on the roots of various grasses.

© Pete Hillman June 2017.

Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella

Crambidae » Crambinae

Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella

This small species of moth is quite a common visitor to my garden. It has a forewing length of 9 to 12mm, and has metallic gold fringes and two angled cross-lines.

Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella

The adults fly June and July, and can be found in gardens, meadows, and other grassy places. Can be quite abundant and it is widespread throughout. The larvae feed on the stems of various grasses.

© Pete Hillman July 2017.