Scientific Classifications explained
» Leaf Mines
» Wild Flowers
UK Nature > Moths > Agriphila tristella
Scientific Name: Agriphila tristella
Common Name: Grass Moth
Agriphila tristella, more commonly known as a Grass Moth, has a wingspan of around 27 mm and is another common grassland species throughout Britain, and fairly distinctive with its pale yellowish or creamy longitudinal streak which very often branches into 'fingers' towards the wing tip.
Flying from June to September, it is nocturnal and a regular visitor to a light-trap. The larvae feed in the base of stems of grass.
https://www.uknature.co.uk is a website dedicated to showing the immense diversity of UK nature and wildlife. Our vast range of habitats, from lowland arable to snow covered mountains, from storm-ravaged coastlines to peaceful inland freshwater lakes and rivers, from dry, sandy heaths to deciduous and coniferous forests, all these habitats contribute to the abundance of UK nature. We have wild birds in huge numbers either residing or visiting our shores (597 recorded species as at July 2013) and we must also not forget the humble back garden with its grass lawns, flower beds filled with nectar rich flowers, shrubs and trees, all designed to attract huge numbers of insects such as bees, moths, butterflies and hoverflies; and finally the small ponds which provide safe havens for frogs, toads, newts and even slow worms and grass snakes. www.uknature.co.uk is the showcase for my personal passion, photographing uknature in all its glory. I sincerely hope you all enjoy the fruits of my labours.
This site and all images contained therein is © Jeremy Lee 2004 - 2021. All Rights Reserved. Site design by Jeremy Lee. Site development & IT Support by Stuart Lee.