63.084 Crambus ericella Copyright Martin Evans
 Distribution map Copyright Martin Evans
 Life stages table Copyright Martin Evans  63.084 Crambus ericella Copyright Martin Evans


63.084 Northern Heath Grass-moth Crambus ericella (Hübner, [1813])

Notable A

Similar species:

Forewing: 10 to 14mm

Habitats: Limestone crags, heathland and mountain moorland.

Habits: The moth is easily disturbed during the day. It flies in the late afternoon and from dusk. It later comes to light.

Foodplant: The early stages have not been recorded in Britain and Ireland. On the European mainland the larva is recorded as feeding on Sheep's-fescue, Tufted Hair-grass and other hairgrasses including Corynephorus spp. and Aira spp.