The Moths of Suffolk
1301 Crambus lathoniellus, (Zincken, 1817)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Grassland, gardens, woodland, heathland and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to mid-August

Larval foodplants : various grasses, on the roots

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

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultCrambus pratella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
10 100 22 16 0

Life history chart
larva larva larva larvapupa imago imago larvaimago larvaimago larva larva larva larva

Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (24.v.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.v.2011) © Neil Sherman
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Flushed from long grass by day - Wrynose Pass, Cumbria ( © Neil Sherman