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Agriphila deliella

Agriphila deliella
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-12 2:00
Viewed: 5070
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Agriphila deliella (Hübner, 1813)

Wingspan: 24-29 mm
A very local and rare species, bound to dry sandy biotopes.

The larva feeds on several grasses, like Corynephorus canescens(Gray Clubawn Grass - Buntgras),Carex arenaria(Sand sedge - Zandzegge)and Molinia caerulea(Purple Moor Grass - Pijpenstrootje).

The adults have mainly been observed from mid August till mid September.

Agriphila is a genus of moths of the Crambidae(Crambid Snout Moths)family.


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Hello Harm,
Interesting Crambidae, with excellent camouflage. Excellent sharpness and composition. Cheers,

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