Noctuidae : Acronictinae

Photo © Jon Clifton,  Hickling NNR, July 2010

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Striped Wainscot
Mythimna pudorina
Large Wainscot
Rhizedra lutosa
Reed Dagger
Simyra albovenosa

(Goeze, 1781) 73.035/2290
Norfolk status
Localised to coastal areas and Norfolk broads.
Fens, marshes, wetter areas where reed occurs.
Used to be known as the Powdered Wainscot.

Recorded in 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/08/2015127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/08/2015327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
13/08/2015127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
11/08/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Season: Two generations May-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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