Irish moths

Catoptria pinella

Family: Crambidae         Sub-family: Crambinae

1313     *     Catoptria pinella

Wingspan: 18-24mm

Flight time: July-August. Night-flying, rests among trees by day
Habitat: Damp, wooded heaths, bogs and fens

Food plants: Larvae form silken tubes among Cottongrasses (Eriophorum ssp) and Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)

Catoptria pinella

Catoptria pinella
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011

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