Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.140 [B&F: 2372] White-mantled Wainscot (Archanara neurica) (Hübner, [1808])


A rare Red Data Book species, restricted to reed-beds at Walberswick and Minsmere in Suffolk, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 26-29 mm. The most likely confusion species is Brown-veined Wainscot A. dissoluta, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Common Reed, over-wintering as an egg.

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