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Silky Wainscot
Chilodes maritima (Tauscher, 1806)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2391 / 73.100
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Similar Norfolk Species
Brown-veined Wainscot
Archanara dissoluta
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Omnivorous. Invertebrates and dead Common Reed stems.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Rather plain delicately streaked with grey. Many other forms: f. nigristriata- black between viens. f. bipunctata- black oval and kidney mark. f. wismariensis- long thick black streak from base.
Some forms similar to micros: Chilo phragmitella and Calamotropha paludella.
Reed-beds, fens and other areas where reed is prevalent.

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in Totals.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
Totals227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
18/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
17/08/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/08/20201427TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/08/2020827TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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