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Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina (Haworth, 1809)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2350 / 73.144
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  23/08/2013 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
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Forewing: 10-14mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Sedges and other grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Variable ground colour, with specimens ranging from pale buff to deep reddish-brown.
Marshy areas, wet heathland and other damp localities

Recorded in 59 (86%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/10/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
01/10/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
23/09/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/09/2020127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
20/09/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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