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63.092 (BF1303)

Pale-streak Grass-veneer   

Agriphila selasella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.


Smooth sandy brown forewings with an indistinct but roughly even white longitudinal streak with a dark lower edge.

Recording method

Attracted to light and commonly disturbed from vegetation in the field.

Flight period

Late June-August.

Larval foodplants

Grasses, including Common Saltmarsh-grass (Puccinellia maritima).


Saltmarshes and wetland habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Torrs Warren, Wigtownshire, on 7th August 1997, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire as found at Old Torr on 11th August 2012. No records from Dumfriesshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 2022 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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