The Moths of Suffolk
392 Glyphipterix schoenicolella, Boyd, 1858

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to September

Larval foodplants : Black Bog-rush (Schoenus nigricans)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Discovered by the Bishop, who gave me a series, in numbers among Schoenus-rushes at Redgrave in 1932-4 (Waller).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGlyphipterix simpliciella, Cocksfoot Moth
Glyphipterix equitella
Glyphipterix forsterella
Glyphipterix haworthana

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Swept from Black Bog-rush - Market Weston Fen, Suffolk (28.v.2009) © Lee Gregory

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