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63.102 (BF1316)

Chequered Grass-veneer   

Catoptria falsella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


Bold white lateral streak broken by dark brown bands and has a broken c shape on the lower wings.

Recording method

Attracted to light

Flight period

Late June-September

Larval foodplants

Mosses, especially Wall Screw-moss (Tortula muralis).


A wide range of mossy habitats


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Holywood, Dumfriesshire, on 19th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Mersehead RSPB on 6th August 1996, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Newton Stewart on 25th July 2012.

184 record(s) from 27 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 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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