Crambidae: Crambinae

1302 (ABH63.088) Crambus perlella, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR06253

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


General Information

The typical form of this species is creamy white with a slight silken lustre. There is also a differently-marked form, f. warringtonellus, which has heavy streaking.


Wingspan: 21-28 mm.
Foodplant(s): grasses
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, gardens, woodland, heathland and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 131 (48.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 May to 23 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 15 July to 15 July