Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.145 [B&F: 2349] Mere Wainscot (Photedes fluxa) (Hübner, [1809])

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens and open woodland in parts of south-eastern England, where virtually restricted to Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Northamptonshire. In Hampshire a small colony was discovered in 1968 in the reed-bed at Browndown on the south coast and occasional wanderers have been reported nearby. On the Isle of Wight, there are two old records from the Sandown district. Wingspan 26-30 mm. The most likely confusion species is Concolorous C. extrema, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Wood Small-reed.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Sandown (SZ58)1856twoIWNHSAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Browndown (SZ59)1800-Hayward, R-
(SU40)1961oneBRC-
Portsmouth (SZ69)16-Jul-1962oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Browndown (SZ59)01-Sep-1963oneSwift, SAdult
Browndown (SZ59)01-Sep-1963oneSwift, SAdult
Browndown (SZ59)1971-Appleton, DM-
Browndown north (SZ59)06-Aug-1976oneDickson, RichardAdult
Browndown north (SZ59)26-Jul-1979-Dickson, RichardAdult
(SU50)1981-Not known-
(SU50)1981-Not known-
Browndown (SZ59)10-Jul-1981fourBell, RAAdult
Browndown (SZ59)10-Jul-1981fourBell, RAAdult
Browndown (SZ59)16-Jul-1983sevenClarke, JHAdult
Browndown (SZ59)30-Aug-1984oneSwift, SAdult
Browndown (SZ59)30-Aug-1984oneSwift, SAdult
Browndown (SZ59)14-Aug-1987twoSwift, SAdult
Browndown (SZ59)14-Aug-1987twoSwift, SAdult
Sandy Point, Hayling (SZ79)20-Jul-1997oneSewell, PIVAdult
Beaulieu (SU30)16-Aug-2004oneIvon-Jones, BAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)02-Jul-2009oneCoker, Kevin Adult
Sandy Point (SZ79)21-Jul-2009oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Browndown (SZ59)31-Jul-2010-Phillips, JohnAdult

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