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63.101 (BF1315)

Northern Grass-veneer   

Catoptria furcatellus
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.


Uniformly ferruginous brown forewings with a narrower unbroken longitudinal stripe than Catopria margaritella.

Flight Period

Univoltine. July to August.

Recording method

Field observation

Flight Period


Larval foodplants

Mosses and clubmosses.




The first for Dumfries & Galloway was netted on a walk up Millfore, Newton Stewart, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 25th July 2012. No records from Dumfriesshire or Wigtownshire.

20 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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