Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipteriginae

01594 Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella, (Stephens, 1834)

BF0391 (ABH19.007)


General Information

This is one of several members of the Glyphipterix which are quite similar. This is a very small moth which can be easily overlooked.


It can be found during the day visiting flowers, especially buttercup, often many to one flower.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 6-9mm
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Grey, green, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: