The Moths of Suffolk
1309 Agriphila geniculea, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Grassland, heathland, woodland, gardens, fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to mid-September

Larval foodplants : various grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means infrequent; recently observed at such diverse localities as Ipswich (Pyett), at electric light in August (Mly); Flixton near Bungay (Ctw) and Fritton. Tuddenham (Sparke, Doughty) and Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-26mm


Confusion species
    AdultAgriphila inquinatella
Pediasia contaminella
Pediasia aridella

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Eye (17.viii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © N Sherman
Great Cornard, Suffolk (ix.2005) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (14.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener