Glyphipterix simpliciella, Crete - photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Glyphipterix simpliciella, Crete - photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Glyphipterix simpliciella (Stephens, 1834)


Glyphipterix simpliciella is a moth of the family Glyphipterigidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Glyphipterix simpliciella (Stephens, 1834)

Heribeia simpliciella (Stephens, 1834)

Heribeia cognatella (Stephens, 1834)

Oecophora conjunctella (Costa, 1834)

Ornix colluripennella (Costa, 1834)

Elachista aechmiella (Duponchel, 1840)

Aechmia fischeriella (Zeller, 1839)

Glyphipterix desiderella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1841)

Aechmia roeslerstammella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1843)

Glyphipteryx nattani (Gozmány, 1954)

Common name

Cocksfoot Moth


Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea > Family: Glyphipterigidae > Subfamily: Glyphipteriginae > Genus: Glyphipterix


6-9 mm


Fields, edges of paths.

Food plant

The larva is oligophagous on Poaceae (Dactylis glomerata, Festuca arundinacea) and feeds on the inflorescence.

Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera Mundi

Plant Parasites of Europe