TWENTY-PLUME MOTH AND GRASS MOTHS

1288 Twenty-plume Moth eggs and newly hatched larva on Honeysuckle flower buds in the garden, May 15th 2012. I expect the majority of Honeysuckle in gardens host this species.

1288 Twenty-plume Moth, in the garage, May 15th 2014. Captured by day.

1288 Twenty-plume Moth, the garden, Mar.20th 05. Captured by day.

1288 Twenty-plume Moth, the garden, May 3rd 06. Photographed at dusk.

1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella, Tag Loop, June 14th 2014. A field observation.

1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella, the former sewage works at West Vale, June 30th 06. A field observation. A common grass moth which is easily disturbed by day.

1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (light form), the former sewage works at West Vale, July 2nd 06. A field observation. 

1294 Crambus pascuella, Tag Loop, June 30th 2014. A field observation.

1294 Crambus pascuella, Tag Loop, July 3rd 06. A field observation.

1301 Crambus lathoniellusMathew Laithe near Lobb Mill, May 31st 2014. A field observation.

1301 Crambus lathoniellus, North Dean meadow, June 14th 06. A field observation.

1304 Agriphila straminella (male), Callis flood plane, Hebden Bridge, Aug.4th 05. A field observation.

1304 Agriphila straminella (female), the old sewage works at West Vale, July 7th 06. A field observation.

1305 Agriphila tristella, the garden, July 4th 09. A field observation on Cotoneaster. Perhaps the most abundant of grass moths in Calderdale, very common and easily disturbed by day.

1305 Agriphila tristella, Callis flood plane, Hebden Bridge, Aug.8th 05. A field observation on a grass sp.

1329 Donacaula forficella (male), the towpath at Elland Bridge, Aug.1st 2012. Captured by day. My only other record is of one netted at dusk at Blake Dean on June 7th 08.
 The larvae feed on reeds and sedges in marshy areas and when a new food plant is needed it cuts away part of the reed that it's feeding on to use as a raft.

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