Garden Grass-veneer

Chrysoteuchia culmella


Forewing length: 10-11 mm 

The “grass moths” are so called because they inhabit areas of grass, sometimes even lawns. The Garden Grass Veneer is one of the most common, and like others is often disturbed during day time, when it is seen to settle lengthwise on a grass leaf or stem, its narrow shape allowing maximum camouflage. This species can be identified from other grass moths by the strongly elbowed cross line near its rear end. Can be abundant.

Flight Period
The flight period is from May to September. 

Larval Food plants

Grasslands, waste ground 

Resident, common & widespread