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63.093 (BF1304)

Straw Grass-veneer   

Agriphila straminella
Adult: 1
Resident. Abundant.


A small variable species with a faint longitudinal streak and metallic wing tips. Often speckled with brown spots.

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 near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Tynron on 6th August 1950 by Sir Arthur Duncan, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Troston on 10th July 1977, also by Sir Arthur Duncan, all three specimens at National Museums Scotland.

1061 record(s) from 82 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 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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