Noctuidae : Xyleninae

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Fenn's Wainscot
2351 Protarchanara brevilinea
(Fenn, 1864) 73.150
=Chortodes brevilinea
Norfolk status
New UK BAP priority species.

Reed-beds, in the drier areas.
Recorded only from, and restricted to, but well established in the Norfolk Broads.
Occurs in the Ant and Bure Marshes (with a strong colony on the BC reserve at Catfield Fen), Hickling Broad, Martham Broad, Yare River system (Surlingham Broad) and at the Strumpshaw RSPB reserve near Ranworth.

The larvae feed on Common Reed, over-wintering as an egg. Often recorded in areas where the reeds are regularly cut, with good numbers reported 2-3 years after cutting.

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1864.
Last Recorded in 2014.

‹ Concolorous  |  Webb's Wainscot ›

Proceedings of the Ent. Soc. Nov 7 and 21, 1870 - E Newman. Ent. 5. 234. 1870
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26/07/2014 to 01/08/2014+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/08/2013127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Nat Status: Red Data Book
 Immature Adult
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