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63.088 (BF1302)

Satin Grass-veneer   

Crambus perlella
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


Typical individuals are uniform shiny whitish colouration with no obvious markings. A variant form f.warringtonellus has a strong white longitudinal streak and a second streak along the lower edge of the forewing.

Recording method

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

Flight period


Larval foodplants





The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Colvend parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, during July 1871 by Francis Buchanan White and was of the form warringtonellus, while the first for Wigtownshire was found near Monreith during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Ae on 20th June 1957, specimen also at National Museums Scotland.

165 record(s) from 37 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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