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Fen Wainscot
Arenostola phragmitidis (Hübner, 1803)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2377 / 73.137
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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Reed.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex 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 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/2021127TG33 - Bacton
31/08/2021127TG33 - Bacton
23/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
21/08/2021227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
18/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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