Seq # 500690050

Agriphila selasella (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: Nov. 14, 2023, 2:47 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Crambinae > Tribus: Crambini > Genus: Agriphila > Species: Agriphila selasella
Vernacular names
Smalle witlijngrasmot (NL), Weißstreifiger Feuchtwiesen-Graszünsler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 101 (as C.[rambus] Selasellus. H.; Dup.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva feeds in a silken gallery on several grasses. The adults are easily disturbed by day and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly mainly in July and August, occasionally later.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Puccinellia maritima, Festuca ovina and Spartina maritima

The larva feeds on several grasses, including several species of Puccinella like Puccinella maritima, Spartina maritima and Festuca ovina.

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