Crambidae: Schoenobiinae

1328 (ABH63.120) Schoenobius gigantella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR06390

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Five Arches Pits
Five Arches Pits
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Monks Wood
Monks Wood
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General Information

This species is sexually dimorphic, the females being generally much larger and plainer in appearance than the males.


Wingspan: 25-46 mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Reed Sweet-grass (Glyceria maxima)
Flying: One generation, July-August
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 44 (16.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 May to 19 September

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