Field Tip Details

Species1303 Agriphila selasella, (Hübner, 1813)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearMay to June
FoodplantsSheep's-fescue, Festuca ovina
Common Saltmarsh-grass, Puccinellia maritima
Small Cord-grass, Spartina maritima
TipThe larvae are to be found in green grass-covered tubes or galleries partly attached to stones, among mixed growths of the foodplants, in marshy places near the sea; in similar situations among other grasses in fenny and marshy districts. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedWed 3-May-2006Last updatedWed 3-May-2006