Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

Crambidae » Scopariinae

Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

63.069 BF1342 Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea (Curtis, 1827)

Wingspan 17-22 mm. Forewing length 8-10mm. A narrow-winged species which is sharply pointed at the apex.

Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

The adult flies July into late autumn, and is attracted to light. Found near the coast, and in woodlands and gardens. Common and widespread. The larva feeds on mosses.

Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

© Pete Hillman September 2017.

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Small Grey Eudonia mercurella

Crambidae » Scopariinae

Eudonia mercurella

With a forewing length of 7 to 9mm (0.3 to 0.4in), this small moth can be quite variable, but can usually be identified by its white cross-lines and markings.

Eudonia mercurella

The adults fly from June to September, and are attracted to light. They are fairly common throughout Britain, and can be seen in woodland, grassland and gardens. The larvae feed on mosses.

Eudonia mercurella

© Pete Hillman July 2017.