Main: (Crambidae / Crambinae)
63.100 [B&F: 1314] Catoptria margaritella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Local in bogs, damp heathland and mosses throughout much of Scotland, northern England, south-western England and Wales. A surprising first record for the area was one trapped in the New Forest in 2019, and followed by another a year later. Wingspan 20-23 mm. Readily separable from C. permutatella, C. osthelderi and C. speculalis by the absence of a cross-line dividing the median longitudinal stripe; C. furcatellus has uniformly coloured, mahogany-brown forewing with narrower, dull white median longitudinal stripe [Bradley]. Larva feeds on various grasses and various mosses.

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