Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2379 (ABH73.142) Small Rufous Coenobia rufa, (Haworth, 1809)

KR09890

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Hemingford Grey, 1st August 2013. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 1st August 2013. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species flies in the hour before dusk and occasionally comes to light.

 

Pupates in a stem of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Jointed Rush (Juncus articulatus), Sharp-flowered Rush (Juncus acutiflorus), Soft-rush (Juncus effusus)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Fens, marshes, heathland and wet meadows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 13 (4.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 July to 20 August

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Small Wainscot Denticucullus pygmina (=Chortodes)

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Pink, yellow, white, grey, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5