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Arenostola phragmitidis (Hübner, 1803)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2377 / 73.137
Photo © Mike Crewe,  MV trap, Sheringham

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Reed.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Distinctively plain-looking species with creamy forewings.
Reed-beds, although has a tendency to wander.
Widespread in suitable habitats.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/08/2020328TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/08/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
13/08/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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