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Mere Wainscot
Photedes fluxa (Hübner, 1809)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2349 / 73.145
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Lynford Arboretum 19/07/13

Similar Norfolk Species
Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina
Concolorous
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
Scarce.
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 38 (55%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/07/20191028TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/07/2019528TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/07/2019128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
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