Cossidae: Zeuzerinae

0160 (ABH50.003) Reed Leopard Phragmataecia castaneae, (Hübner, 1790)

KR04178

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

The larvae overwinter twice low down in a reed stem, up to 20cm below water. Larvae are usually only seen in the third year where they move between reed stems.

 

Pupates in a reed stem.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.

Forewing length: 15-23mm.
Foodplant(s): reeds (Phragmites spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Red Data Book

Habitat

Fens, marshes, reed swamps and reedbeds.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in


Red Data Book

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
white, purple, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5