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Crambus pratella
Scarce Grass-veneer (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crambidae: Crambinae
1300 / 63.085

Similar Norfolk Species
Hook-streak Grass-veneer
Crambus lathoniellus
Wingspan: 22-25mm.
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   various grasses, on the roots and stem bases
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Uncertain, Rare migrant.
Old unconfirmed Norfolk records, possible confusion with the next species.

Very similar to Crambus lathoniellus, but generally larger and has a wider longitudinal streak ending with an angulated anterior edge, not straight as with C. lathoniellus.


note angled anterior edge
J Wheeler

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2015.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
1974+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
March 1973+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
1972+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
01/01/1957 to 31/12/1989+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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