Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipteriginae

0397 (ABH19.002) Glyphipterix thrasonella, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR01580

East Chevington, Northumberland 23-06-14
East Chevington, Northumberland 23-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
East Chevington, Northumberland 23-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Glassdrum Wood, Argyll 08-06-14
Glassdrum Wood, Argyll 08-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Finkenburg, Germany, June 2013
Finkenburg, Germany, June 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This moth is a distinctive member of the Glyphipterix, but it does have quite variable forewing markings. It is often seen flying around rushes in sunshine.

 

The dark form, f. cladiella is very similar to G. fuscoviridella.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-15mm
Foodplant(s): rushes (Juncus spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 May to 20 July

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