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Rush Wainscot
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Webb's Wainscot
Globia sparganii

(Esper, 1790) 2373 / 73.151
=Archanara sparganii

Morley's Final Catalogue: Overlooked. A fully-fed larva in stem of Typha latifolia at Waldringfield, bred in August 1897 (Wlr); bred near Woodbridge 1899 (South); bred from Beccles marshes in August 1929 (MR, D); N. Cove in 1935 (Jackson); Dunwich and Walderswick (Btn); Covehithe 1936 (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common on the coast with more scattered colonies inland. Formerly very scarce in the county, has become much more common in recent years.

Life history: Single-brooded. Pupae have been found in Reedmace stems in recent years. They point head upwards, unlike Bulrush wainscot which point downwards.

Identification: Bulrush wainscot is larger and lacks the row of black dots along the edge of the wing. The rare Rush wainscot also lacks these dots.

Habitat: Reedbeds, marshes, ditches, pond edges, river valleys.

Recorded in 43 (74%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
16/09/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
11/09/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
09/09/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
09/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Bulrush and Lesser Bulrush
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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