The Moths of Suffolk
1302 Crambus perlella, (Scopoli, 1763)

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; June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : various grasses, on stem bases

Morley's Final Catalogue : Both (referring to C. perlella and A tristrella) abundant species throughout the County and Britain. Also listed under the form warringtonellus - Occurs on the Breck near Thetford (Harwood), at Brandon (Barrett) and Cavenham (Mly). Unnoticed on other heaths where it is likely to be locally abundant.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 22-29mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCatoptria lythargyrella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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f. warringtonellus - Eye, Suffolk (1.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener