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Mere Wainscot
Photedes fluxa (Hübner, 1809)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2349 / 73.145
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Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina
Photedes extrema
Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Wood Small-reed.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Open areas in woodland, fens, marshes, reed-beds and ditch-banks.

Variable ground colour, but usually displaying distinctively darker veins on the forewing.

Recorded in 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
04/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
29/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/07/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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