The Moths of Suffolk
1304 Agriphila straminella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

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; July to August

Larval foodplants : various grasses

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

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-20mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultChrysoteuchia culmella

Compare confusion species
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Eye, Suffolk (8.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (2.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (19.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (9.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Aberrant (golden colouration extends to legs and antennae) - Ipswich, Suffolk (3.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener