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63.089 (BF1305)

Common Grass-veneer   

Agriphila tristella
Adult: 1
Resident. Abundant.


Clear longitudinal line and splits into four fingers.

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 5th August 1944 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who also found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire in Glentrool Forest on the same day, all three specimens at National Museums Scotland.

1202 record(s) from 75 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 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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