Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2377 (ABH73.137) Fen Wainscot Arenostola phragmitidis, (Hübner, [1803])

KR09872

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
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is a distinctively plain-looking species with creamy forewings.

 

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Reed beds.

Regional Information

Recorded in 75 (27.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 June to 10 September


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