Crambidae: Crambinae

1290 (ABH63.077) Chilo phragmitella, (Hübner, [1810])

KR06222

Earith
Earith
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Earith
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 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The females of this species are paler and generally larger than the males. Both sexes have distinctively long labial palps.


Wingspan: 24-40 mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Reed Sweet-grass (Glyceria maxima)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Local

Habitat

Wetland habitats where common-reed grows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 69 (25.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 May to 05 October

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Earith
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