Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella


Family Crambidae » Subfamily Crambinae » Crambus perlella (Scopoli, 1763) 63.088 (BF1302)
Forewing length 11-14 mm. This is quite a plain but silky looking grass moth. A streaked form called f. warringtonellus can also occur. The larva feeds on various grasses. The adult flies July to August, and can be seen in grasslands. Common and widespread.


Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella

Attracted to moth trap, back garden, and discovered on local arable land, South Staffordshire. Photos © Peter Hillman.