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63.115 (BF1331)

Water Veneer   

Acentria ephemerella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


Small light greys moths. Most females have rudimentary wings but a fully winged form occurs.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly found in the field.

Flight period

Late May-early August

Larval foodplants

A wide range of aquatic plants


Freshwater habitats but disperses widely and may be found some distance from water


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Lochwood Oaks, Dumfriesshire, on 8th August 1996 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Carsfad near Dalry on 1st August 1999, with the first for Wigtownshire being found at The Forest on 8th August 1997.

32 record(s) from 14 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1999 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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