The Moths of Suffolk
1306 Agriphila inquinatella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Common in the Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Heathland, grassland, woodland, fens and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : various smaller grasses, especially Sheep's Fescue (Festuca ovina), on the roots and stem bases

Morley's Final Catalogue : Both (referring to C. perlella and A tristrella) abundant species throughout the County and Britain.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 23-29mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAgriphila geniculea
Pediasia contaminella
Pediasia aridella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dark form - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Dunwich, Suffolk (5.viii.2012) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (15.viii.2014) © Neil Sherman
Dunwich, Suffolk (26.viii.2018) © Paul Kitchener