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Agriphila inquinatella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Sept. 24, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Crambinae > Tribus: Crambini > Genus: Agriphila > Species: Agriphila inquinatella
Vernacular names
Moerasgrasmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 22. view page




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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from the end of June till the beginning of September. They fly at dusk and come to light and sugar.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Festuca ovina
Host plant (genera):

The larva feeds from a slight silken gallery on the surface of the ground on the roots and stem-bases of Festuca ovina, Poa spp., or other grasses.

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