The Moths of Suffolk
396 Glyphipterix fuscoviridella, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Field Wood-rush (Luzula campestris), perhaps other species of Luzula

Records : Thetford Heath (G Boyd, 22.vi.1996), Thetford (A Musgrove, 16.v.2002; M Toms, 22.v.2004), Minsmere RSPB Reserve (J Higgott, 17.v.2004; R Harvey 26 May 2005; R Harvey & J Higgott 17 Jun 2005), Barnhamcross Common (L Gregory, 18.v.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bentley (Pyett) and extremely abundant everywhere in grassy places, e.g. roadsides on the Breck around Mildenhall.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGlyphipterix thrasonella

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Barnham Cross Common, Suffolk (18.v.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Barnham Cross Common, Suffolk (18.v.2005) © Lee Gregory
Found flying around Field wood-rush - Ipswich, Suffolk (29.v.2014) © Neil Sherman