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Catoptria pinella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pearl-band Grass Veneer
63.0990 (B&F: 1313)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Crambinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini


A widespread resident that generally occurs singly or sparingly at mv light along woodland rides and clearings, although it is somtimes fairly common on heathland and vegetated shingle beaches. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to late August, occasionally to early September. The larval foodplant is unknown in the county but elsewhere includes cottongrass, tufted hair-grass and various other grasses. (Pratt, 2011).

Catoptria pinella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Marlpit Shaw, Nymans, 17 viii 2016
Photo: Bob Foreman
Catoptria pinella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Belton Road, Brighton, 20 vii 2018
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Catoptria pinella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 20 vii 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling
Catoptria pinella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringwood, Hampshire, 03 vii 2006
Photo: Simon Curson
Catoptria pinella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lewes, 04 vii 2014
Photo: Peter Tinning

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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