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63.100 (BF1314)

Silver-stripe Grass-veneer   

Catoptria margaritella
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


A broad, unbroken longitudinal stripe.

Recording method

Attracted to light

Flight period


Larval foodplants

A moss Campylopus flexuosus and Common Cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium). 


Bogs and moorland


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Black Loch, near Ae on 31st July 1950 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who also found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire at Kirkconnell on 11th August 1971, both specimens at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Corsemalzie on 29th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

255 record(s) from 48 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 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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