Pediasia contaminella
Pediasia contaminella
Adult • Guernsey, Channel Islands. • © Andrew Charlton

63.109 BF1323
Pediasia contaminella

(Hübner, 1796)


Wingspan 20-30 mm.

Distributed mainly in the southern counties, this rather local species prefers dry grassy habitats.

It flies during July and August and is attracted to light.

The larvae feed in a silken tube amongst grasses such as sheep's fescue (Festuca ovina).
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