Forewing length: 17mm
Crambus pascuella is a grass moth with the typical elongated shape enabling it to perch inconspicuously along a grass stem or leaf. Much more strikingly patterned than the Garden Grass Veneer, it has a broad shining white longitudinal streak along most of its forewing, but also with a similar elbowed cross line at the rear as the commoner species. Easily disturbed by day.
Larval Food plants
Sheep’s Fescue, Deer grass.
Grasslands, woodland rides, marshes
Resident, common and widely distributed.