Garden Grass-veneer

Chrysoteuchia culmella

Description

Wingspan about 20mm. A pale, straw coloured moth with a long 'snout'. Normally more heavily marked than the specimen illustrated, so that it blends with dry grass seed-heads.

Habitat

Grasslands or anywhere that a small patch of grass might be growing, the larvae feeding on the bases of the grass stems.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to July.