Grass-veneer Moths 1 Crambidae or Crambid Grass Moths

Crambid Grass moth
Crambid Grass moth
Crambid Grass moth
"Crambid" moths, also called Grass-veneers, are rolled-up grass moths with long snouts. They are mostly night-flying but can easily be disturbed from their grass habitat during the day.
Grass moth snout The snout
Grass moth tail The metallic tail fringe
Grass moth tail
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Crambus perlella
Crambus perlella
Grass moth
The white grass moth, Crambus perlella, can reflect as glistening white and usually doesn't have much marking other than slight pleating at the end of the wing.
An exception is the quaintly-named variation var. warringtonellus which has brown lines branching at the rear. UK flight time Jun-Aug. Wingspan 21-28mm and length 12-18mm.
Grass moth
Grass moth Uncertain whether these are C. perlella.
Grass moth Crambus silvella
The above is thought to be Crambus silvella because of its large, white, slightly rounded streak and the second white rear patch which extends beyond the first semi-vertical line. UK flight time Jul-Aug. Wingspan 24mm. The similar Crambus pascuella also has a thick white bar but less-rounded and the second white blob stops at the downward line.
Grass moth
Grass moth
Grass moth
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