Noctuidae : Xyleninae

Photo © Brian Jones,  County first. SE Norfolk 31/07/12

Similar Norfolk Species
Brown-veined Wainscot
Archanara dissoluta
White-mantled Wainscot
2372 Archanara neurica
(Hübner, 1808) 73.140
Norfolk status
Thought to be restricted to the coastal reed-beds between Thorpeness and Benacre in Suffolk. The first Norfolk County record of two specimens were taken in South East Norfolk in 2012 (B. Jones, 31/07/12).

The "white mantle" (a pale fringe along the front edge of the thorax) can be very difficult to see, and the species can be confused with Brown-veined Wainscot (A. dissoluta). This has a small black central spot on the underside of both hindwing and forewing, absent in A. neurica.

New UK BAP priority species.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2013.

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White-mantled Wainscot (male) - Norfolk County first. SE Norfolk 31-07-12 - Prep J. Wheeler
Habitat in SE Norfolk where species was discoverd - B. Jones
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Forewing: 12-13mm
Season: mid July - late August
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Nat Status: Red Data Book
 Immature Adult
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