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Fen Wainscot
Arenostola phragmitidis (Hübner, 1803)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2377 / 73.137
Photo © Lynnette Nicholson, Mark Golley,  19/07/2022 - Cley

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Reed.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former 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.

English name not to be confused with the rare - Fenn's Wainscot.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2022128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/08/2022327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/08/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
03/08/2022127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
03/08/2022427TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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