Irish moths

Glyphipterix forsterella

Family: Glyphipterigidae       Sub-family: Glyphipteriginae

394     *     Glyphipterix forsterella

Wingspan: c.10mm. White or silvery dot on forwing

Flight time: May-June
Habitat: Wherever food plants are found

Food plants: Various sedges, adults feed on the flowers, the larvae thought to feed August-April on the seeds.

Similar: Glyphipterix thrasonella

Glyphipterix forsterella

Glyphipterix forsterella
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. May 2011

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