Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2350 (ABH73.144) Small Wainscot Denticucullus pygmina (=Chortodes), (Haworth, 1809)

KR09876

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Small Wainscot
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has a variable ground colour, with specimens ranging from pale buff to deep reddish-brown.

 

Pupates in a hollow stem or in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 10-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Lesser Pond-sedge (Carex acutiformis), Glaucous Sedge (Carex flacca), grasses
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Marsh and wet heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 62 (23%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 July to 30 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mere Wainscot Photedes fluxa (=Chortodes)
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Small Rufous Coenobia rufa


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Pink, yellow, black, grey, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5