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Reed Dagger
Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
Photo © Jon Clifton,  Hickling NNR, July 2010

Similar Norfolk Species
Striped Wainscot
Mythimna pudorina
Large Wainscot
Rhizedra lutosa
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Season: 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 34 (49%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/05/2019227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
09/09/2018127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
17/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
Further info: Simyra albovenosa
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