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Agriphila straminella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Nov. 14, 2023, 2:52 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium, sometimes in large numbers.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Crambinae > Tribus: Crambini > Genus: Agriphila > Species: Agriphila straminella
Vernacular names
Blauwooggrasmot (NL), Crambus des chaumes (FR), Unscheinbarer Graszünsler (DE)
Agriphila culmella sensu auct., nec (Linnaeus, 1758)
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 (as Crambus culmellus L.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva feeds in a vertical silken gallery along the lower part of a stem. The larva hibernates. Pupation in a silken frass-covered cocoon.
The adults are easily disturbed during the day and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from the beginning of June till late September, occasionally later. Most abundant in July and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Festuca ovina

The larva feeds on Festuca ovina or other grasses.

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