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Small Rufous
Coenobia rufa (Haworth, 1809)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2379 / 73.142
Photo © Brian Jones,  15/07/2016 - Alder Carr, Aldeby (with Keith Knights)

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Photedes minima
Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Jointed Rush, Sharp-flowered Rush and Soft-rush.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local.
Fens, marshes, heathland and wet meadows.
Flies in the hour before dusk and occasionally comes to light.

Recorded in 54 (78%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
20/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
14/08/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
13/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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