Helcystogramma rufescens
Helcystogramma rufescens
Adult • Heath & Reach, Bedfordshire • © Charles Baker

35.031 BF868
Helcystogramma rufescens

(Haworth, 1828)


Occurring in England, Wales and southern Ireland, this reddish-brown species inhabits a range of habitats.

The nocturnal adults fly between June and August.

The larvae overwinter on a number of grasses, especially wood small-reed (Calamagrostis epigejos) and false brome (B. sylvaticum).
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