Glyphipterix schoenicolella
Glyphipterix schoenicolella
Adult • Tiverton, Devon • © Andrew Cunningham

19.008 BF392

Glyphipterix schoenicolella

Boyd, 1858

Wingspan c. 6-9mm.

This species has a disjunct distribution in the British Isles, occurring in connection with its foodplant, and can be found in fens and marshes between Cornwall and East Anglia, in parts of Northern Scotland and the West of Ireland.

Adult moths fly between May and September, possibly in one long generation.

The larvae feed on black bog-rush (Schoenica nigricans), internally on the seeds

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