Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipteriginae

0394 (ABH19.006) Glyphipterix forsterella, (Fabricius, 1781)



General Information

This is one of several members of the Glyphipterix which are quite similar, but this species has a characteristic white dot in the black apical patch of the forewing.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 8-11mm
Foodplant(s): True Fox-sedge (Carex vulpina), False Fox-sedge (Carex otrubae), sedges (Carex spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce A

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species
 Photo © David Griffiths
Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella

Nationally Scarce A