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63.095 (BF1309)

Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer   

Agriphila geniculea
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.


Greyish-brown with a slight metallic sheen. Has two distinct cross lines with an elbow curved line towards the rearwing.

Recording method

Attracted to light but easily disturbed from vegetation in the field.

Flight period

Late June-early September.

Larval foodplants

Grasses, particularly fine leaved grasses such as fescues.




The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, the specimen now at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Rockcliffe in early August 1992. There are no records from Dumfriesshire.

39 record(s) from 13 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2020 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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