Crambus perlella
Crambus perlella
Typical form • Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk • © Andy Musgrove

63.088 BF1302

Crambus perlella

(Scopoli, 1763)

Wingspan 21-28 mm.

A relatively common species throughout much of the British Isles, the typical form is creamy white with a slight silken lustre. There is also a differently-marked form, f. warringtonellus, which has heavy streaking.

The larvae feed on grasses, in a silken gallery amongst the base of the stems.

The adults fly in July and August, and are attracted to light.
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