Irish moths

Crambus perela

Family: Crambidae         Sub-family: Crambinae

1302     *     Crambus perela

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 21-28mm
Usually pearly-coloured but f. warringtonellus has heavy streaking.

Flight time: June-August
Habitat: Grassland, can be abundant

Food plant: Grasses, larvae in silken gallery at base of stems.

Crambus perela

Crambus perela

Crambus perlella f warringtonellus

Crambus perela
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011

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