Irish moths

Agriphila geniculea

Family: Crambidae       Sub-family: Crambinae 

1309     *     Agriphila geniculea

Wingspan: 20-25mm

Flight time: July-October
Habitat: Can be abundant in dry grassland and sand-dunes

Food plant: Small, short grass species e.g Festuca ovina.
Larvae: Late September-early May, inhabits silken gallery with pale frass at base of grass stems. Sometimes curls tightly round stems.

Agriphila geniculea

Agriphila geniculea
Agriphila geniculea
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2010 and 2011

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