Pyralidae: Phycitinae

1433 (ABH62.007) Cryptoblabes bistriga, (Haworth, 1811)


 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Helens Bay, Northern Ireland
Helens Bay, Northern Ireland
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

This species has a distinctive broad reddish area in the middle of the forewing.

Wingspan: 18-20 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), broadleaved trees, Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Local


Oak woodland, heathland, grassland and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 20 (7.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2021

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 May to 06 September