Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipteriginae

0391 (ABH19.007) Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella, (Stephens, 1834)

KR01594

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Bainton Gravel Pits, West Deeping
Bainton Gravel Pits, West Deeping
 Photo © Brian Stone


General Information

This is one of several members of the Glyphipterix which are quite similar. This is a very small moth which can be easily overlooked.

 

It can be found during the day visiting flowers, especially buttercup, often many to one flower.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 6-9mm
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 66 (24.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 May to 25 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 22 April to 22 April

Similar Species


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, green, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3