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Common Grass Moth Agriphila straminella

When you meet one of the Grass Moths in Britain, chances are it is the Common Grass Moth. This species is abundant all over the British Isles. It is on the wing from early June to late September. The larvae feed on Sheep's Fescue and other grasses and is sometimes found in wheat. The close up reveals Agriphila straminella to be quite an attractive animal, for it has beautiful blue eyes! The Common Grass Moth is one of the smaller Grass Moths reaching a wingspan of 16 to 20 mm only.

Scientifically this species is also known as Agriphila culmella.