Main: (Crambidae / Crambinae)
63.103 [B&F: 1317] Catoptria verellus (Zincken, 1817)


Rare immigrant to southern England from mainland Europe. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are recent records from Southsea in 2001, Ventnor and Sandy Point in 2006, and two on the Island in 2009. Wingspan 17-18 mm. The scruffiest in appearance of British Crambids, and easily overlooked as a small, dusky C. falsella, or ignored altogether [Goater]. Voucher specimen should be retained for confirmation of identification. Larva feeds on mosses growing on Apple, Plum and Poplar, but there is no evidence of breeding in the UK.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 8
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.0042333864
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 11
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Bonchurch (SZ57)18-Jul-2006oneHalsey, JAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)31-May-2009oneHalsey, JAdult
Totland (SZ38)30-Jun-2009oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)30-Jun-2015oneOutlaw, IAdult
Totland (SZ38)04-Jul-2015oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)06-Jul-2015oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)07-Jul-2015oneOutlaw, IAdult
Afton Marsh (SZ38)11-Jul-2016oneOutlaw, IAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)18-Jul-2016oneOutlaw, IAdult
Firestone Copse (SZ59)19-Jul-2016oneOutlaw, IAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)22-Jun-2017oneHalsey, JAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)06-Jul-2017oneOutlaw, IAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)15-Jul-2017oneOutlaw, IAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)28-Jun-2018oneOutlaw, IAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)01-Jul-2018oneOutlaw, IAdult
Westover Plantation, Calbourne (SZ48)01-Jul-2018twoClarke, JHAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)06-Jul-2018oneOutlaw, IAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)25-Jul-2018oneOutlaw, IAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southsea (SZ69)04-Jul-2001oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Sandy Point (SZ79)02-Jul-2006oneJohnson, AAdult
Southsea (SZ69)23-Jul-2016oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Shawford (SU42)02-Aug-2016oneHardacre, AAdult
Lymington (SZ39)27-Jun-2017oneHarmer, AAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)30-Jun-2017oneOpie, MAdult
Hurn (SZ19)03-Jul-2017oneJeffes, MAdult
Hurn (SZ19)07-Jul-2017oneJeffes, MAdult
Hurn (SZ19)08-Jul-2017oneJeffes, MAdult

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