Pyraloidea

Crambinae

Imago
Genus
Catoptria
Species
pinella
Author/Year
Linnaeus, 1758
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 20-26mm

Imago: Bivoltine, quite a common species here, due to the amount of mixed forest locally. Comes freely to light.

Larva: Feed on cotton grass (Eriphorum ssp), tufted hair grass (Deschampsia caespitosa) and other grasses.

Overwinter: As a pupa

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