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Reed Dagger
Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2290 / 73.035
Photo © Tim Hodge,  04/08/2015 - Horsey Corner

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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Reed.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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 37 (54%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
20/08/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
12/08/20203327TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
12/08/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
11/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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