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63.086 (BF1301)

Hook-streak Grass-veneer   

Crambus lathoniellus
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


A well patterned species, a white longitudinal streak that widens into a ‘tooth shape’ at the base .

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly disturbed from vegetation in the field.

Flight period

May-early August.

Larval foodplants





The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimens at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Tynron on 24th May 1944, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Kirkconnell on 3rd June 1971, both by Sir Arthur Duncan, with both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

328 record(s) from 55 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 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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