The Moths of Suffolk
1305 Agriphila tristella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Grassland, heathland, woodland, gardens, fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to early September

Larval foodplants : various grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant throughout both the County and all Britain. Bentley Wood to Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 25-30mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAgriphila selasella

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Eye (29.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Great Cornard (viii.2005) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Dark specimen - Ipswich, Suffolk (17.viii.2010) © Neil Sherman
 
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Form without pale streak - Ipswich, Suffolk (29.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (6.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (12.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (13.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (17.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (20.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (20.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener