The Moths of Suffolk
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Gardens, fens, grassland, woodland, heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : various grasses, on the culms

Morley's Final Catalogue : All (referring to C. lathoniellus, C. culmella and A. straminella) abundant species throughout the County and Britain

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAgriphila straminella

Compare confusion species
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Eye, Suffolk (22.vi.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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f. cespitella - Eye, Suffolk (1.vii.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (11.vi.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (21.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (14.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener