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White-mantled Wainscot
Archanara neurica (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2372 / 73.140
Photo © Brian Jones,  County first. SE Norfolk 31/07/12

Similar Norfolk Species
Brown-veined Wainscot
Archanara dissoluta
Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: mid July - late August
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Thought to be restricted to the coastal reed-beds between Thorpeness and Benacre in Suffolk. The first Norfolk County record of two specimens were taken in South East Norfolk in 2012 (B. Jones, 31/07/12).

The "white mantle" (a pale fringe along the front edge of the thorax) can be very difficult to see, and the species can be confused with Brown-veined Wainscot (A. dissoluta). This has a small black central spot on the underside of both hindwing and forewing, absent in A. neurica.

New UK BAP priority species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2020627TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
07/07/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
23/07/2019627TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
20/07/2018427TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
10/07/2018127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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