Waste Grass-veneer

Pediasia contaminella


Wingspan 28mm. A very plain grey/buff to brown/buff veneer with a pale stripe along the fore-wing.


Dry, grassy areas. The larva feed on grasses, mainly Sheep's Fescue.

Status and distribution

Nationally Scarce. Mostly confined to the southern counties of England. Rare in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

July to August.