Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Glyphipterigidae   Checklist Number: 19.006

Glyphipterix forsterella   Fabricius, 1781

Sedge Fanner

Similar, though slightly smaller than Glyphipterix haworthana, G. forsterella is best distinguished by the white spot within the black apical spot. G. haworthana has an all-black apical spot. The larvae feed on the seeds of sedge (Carex) species