Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2375 (ABH73.134) Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa, (Hübner, [1803])

KR09814

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
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates amongst the roots of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 16-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
Flying: One generation, August-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Reedbeds and reedy ditches, preferring the drier parts.

Regional Information

Recorded in 70 (25.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 June to 07 December

Similar Species
Reed Dagger Simyra albovenosa
Scarce Arches Fabula zollikoferi (=Luperina)
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
White, pink, grey, black, brown, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5