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1302 ~ Crambus perlella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and very common throughout the British Isles, can be abundant.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common and well distributed throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 22-29mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Grassy pastures.


Various grasses.

Lifestage data

Grass moth. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in a tubular silken gallery feeding on the grass stems and bases. Pupates in a cocoon on or just under the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 12th July 2010, Morben ISAF
Pic shows f. warringtonellus

Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech Rocks