Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.137 [B&F: 2377] Fen Wainscot (Arenostola phragmitidis) (Hübner, [1803])

 

Local in and around reed-beds, from Dorset to Yorkshire, and in Lancashire and Cumbria. Locally distributed in Hampshire, principally on the south-east coast, and inland from the upper Test valley and the lower Avon. Quite scarce on the Isle of Wight, but now annual in small numbers. Wanderers can occur far from suitable habitat. Wingspan 32-36 mm. The smooth creamy appearance of the forewing, darker towards the termen, precludes confusion with any other species (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Common Reed.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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