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Catoptria falsella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Chequered Grass-veneer
63.1020 (B&F: 1316)

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


A widespread resident that usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. It is sometimes fairly common amongst light woodland at Chichester and Arundel and on the vegetated shingle beach at Rye. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to early September, occasionally from the second week of June or to late September. The larvae feed on unspecified mosses growing on old walls. (Pratt, 2011).

Catoptria falsella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, viii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Catoptria falsella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 10 ix 2008
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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