Meet the Crambidae

A diverse Family in terms of appearance and also a reasonably large group as well, with around 150 species on the list of Great Britain.

The Box moth at the head of this page is a recent arrival and causing considerable damage to box plants upon which its larva feed.

Agriphila geniculea

Agriphila geniculea

Agriphila tristella

Agriphila tristella

Anania coronata

Anania coronata
Anania coronata

Anania hortulata

Anania hortulata – Small Magpie

Anania lancealis

Anania lancealis

Chrysoteuchia culmella

Chrysoteuchia culmella

Cydalima perspectalis

Cydalima perspectalis – Box Tree Moth

Eudonia lacustrata

Eudonia lacustrata

Eudonia mercurella

Eudonia mercurella

Evergestis forticalis

Evergestis forticalis – Garden Pebble

Evergestis pallidata

Evergestis pallidata

Patania ruralis

Patania ruralis – Mother of Pearl Moth

Pyrausta aurata

Pyrausta aurata – Mint Moth

Scoparia ambigualise

Scoparia ambigualise

Scoparia pyralella

Scoparia pyralella