Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2370 (ABH73.139) Twin-spotted Wainscot Lenisa geminipuncta (=Archanara), (Haworth, 1809)

KR09864

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in a stem of the foodplant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 11-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
Flying: One generation, early August-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Reedbeds and other areas with reeds.

Regional Information

Recorded in 48 (17.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 July to 10 September

Similar Species
Hemingford Grey, 1st August 2013. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 1st August 2013. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Brown-veined Wainscot Archanara dissoluta

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
White, yellow, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5