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2350 Small Wainscot Chortodes pygmina, (Haworth, 1809)KR09876
This species has a variable ground colour, with specimens ranging from pale buff to deep reddish-brown.
Pupates in a hollow stem or in leaf litter.
Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Forewing length: 10-14mm.
Food Plant(s): Lesser Pond-sedge (Carex acutiformis), Glaucous Sedge (Carex flacca), grasses
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common
Marsh and wet heathland.
Recorded in 58 (21.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in September 2012.
Recorded date range (adult): 29th June to 30th October.