Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Bryotropha terrella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Cinerous Groundling

Family: Gelechiidae
Checklist Number: 35.040

Three spots on the wings are helpful characters but these are not always obvious in fresh specimens and can be confused with Bryotropha desertella. A rare species to be found in dry grass areas in June and July

The larvae feed on grass stems

Bryotropha terrella
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