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63.099 (BF1313)

Pearl Grass-veneer   

Catoptria pinella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


Broad white longitudinal stripe that is broken by a dark brown streak.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period

Late June-August.

Larval foodplants

Wetland grasses and sedges.


Wetlands, heathland and other damp habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire, in August 1902 by K. J. Morton, the specimen now at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was trapped at Kirkton on 9th July 1998. No records from Wigtownshire.

187 record(s) from 19 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 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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