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Reed Dagger
Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2290 / 73.035
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Cley Next the Sea, Norfolk.

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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 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
02/06/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
24/08/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
22/08/2019327TG40 - Reedham/Berney Arms
10/08/2019127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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