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Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina
Small Dotted Buff
Photedes minima
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Small Rufous
Coenobia rufa

(Haworth, 1809) 2379 / 73.142

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very locally abundant: but rare about Ipswich, at Bixley Decoy (Ml). Henham (1936, Gd), Southwold in 1897 (Ctw), Dunwich and Walberswick (Btn), Lowestoft (Skepper), Beccles (Crf). Tuddenham (Skepper; no later records from the west).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local. Found along the coast, river valleys and fens in the county.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Small wainscot has a bulkier body and less rounded wings. Small Dotted buff has the rows of black dots across the wing.

Habitat: Reedbeds, fens, river valleys, wet meadows.

Recorded in 33 (57%) 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
09/09/2023125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
21/08/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
17/08/2023+26TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
01/08/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
28/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Jointed Rush, Sharp-flowered Rush and Soft-rush
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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