Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2349 (ABH73.145) Mere Wainscot Photedes fluxa (=Chortodes), (Hübner, [1809])

KR09875

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mere Wainscot
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 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 12-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Wood Small-reed (Calamagrostis epigejos)
Flying: One generation, July-mid August
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Open areas in woodland, fens, marshes, reed-beds and ditch-banks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 80 (29.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 June to 29 August

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Concolorous Photedes extrema (=Chortodes)
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. 28th Aug. 2021. Light trap.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. 28th Aug. 2021. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Small Wainscot Denticucullus pygmina (=Chortodes)

Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Yellow, brown, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5