The Moths of Suffolk
1300 Crambus pratella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Rare migrant (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Recorded from coastal localities

Habitats : Grassland, dry with short turf

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : various grasses, on the roots and stem bases

Records : Thorpeness (Baron de Worms, A Aston, vi.1966), Sizewell (SMG, 22.vi.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Merely local in England. UNRECORDED! - SURELY it occurs? - Ed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 22-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCrambus lathoniellus

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Dolomites, Italy (3.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman

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