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63.090 (BF1306)

Barred Grass-veneer   

Agriphila inquinatella
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.


Straw coloured forewings with a disntinctive dark patch on the faint longitudinal streak. Obvious, black spots along the margin of the rear hindwing.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly disturbed from vegetation in the field.

Flight period

Late June-early September.

Larval foodplants





The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Colvend and Rockcliffe parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, during 1871 by Francis Buchanan White, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Tynron on 22nd July 1951 by Sir Arthur Duncan, the specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Corsemalzie on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

71 record(s) from 24 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 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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