Glyphipterix schoenicolella: Distribution map

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19.008 BF392
Glyphipterix schoenicolella

Boyd, 1858


Wingspan c. 6-9mm.

This species has a disjunct distribution in the British Isles, occurring in connection with its foodplant, and can be found in fens and marshes between Cornwall and East Anglia, in parts of Northern Scotland and the West of Ireland.

Adult moths fly between May and September, possibly in one long generation.

The larvae feed on black bog-rush (Schoenica nigricans), internally on the seeds

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