The Moths of Suffolk
1303 Agriphila selasella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, primarily in the east of the county

Habitats : Grassland, marshes and fens

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

Larval foodplants : various grasses, including Common Saltmarsh-grass (Puccinellia maritima), Small Cord-grass (Spartina maritima) and Sheep's Fescue (Festuca ovina)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local in marshy flats: Blaxhall (Hkr) ; scarce in 1892 at Aldeburgh salt-marshes and found also at Southwold in 1897 (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd); Fritton at light in 1935 (Mly); Beccles (Ctw); Bungay (Mn).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 22-30mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAgriphila tristella

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (27.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Dunwich, Suffolk (22.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (3.ix.2018) © Paul Kitchener