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Large Wainscot
Rhizedra lutosa (Hübner, 1803)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2375 / 73.134
Photo © Bill Crooks,  19/09/2022 - Eastbridge

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Bulrush Wainscot
Nonagria typhae
Scarce Arches
Fabula zollikoferi
Forewing: 16-23mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Common Reed.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Morley's Final Catalogue: A great deal commoner than formerly supposed. Copdock Rectory at light, and Belstead (Hkg); somewhat common at light in Ipswich (Mly, Baylis, Pyett); Martlesham (D) and Hemley (Wlr); Southwold, bred from pupa found loose on denes, and Monks Soham at light, Brandon (Mly), Bury (Skepper). Bungay (Mn), Fritton (Mr), Lowestoft (Btn), Gorleston cliff (D).

Recent Suffolk status: Very common.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Bulrush wainscot has dark marks along the outer edge of the forewing.

Habitat: Reedbeds, fens, ditches, river valleys.

Recorded in 49 (84%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
12/11/2023125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
03/11/2023+25TM23Felixstowe/Landguard Point
31/10/2023+25TM34Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/10/2023+25TM34Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
24/10/2023125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
23/10/2023125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
Further info: Rhizedra lutosa
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