Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.145 [B&F: 2349] Mere Wainscot (Photedes fluxa) (Hübner, [1809])

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens and open woodland in parts of south-eastern England, where virtually restricted to Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Northamptonshire. In Hampshire a small colony was discovered in 1968 in the reed-bed at Browndown on the south coast and occasional wanderers have been reported nearby. On the Isle of Wight, there are two old records from the Sandown district. Wingspan 26-30 mm. The most likely confusion species is Concolorous C. extrema, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Wood Small-reed.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
1-km square SU57001101981Not recorded
1-km square SU58001101981Not recorded
1-km square SZ65981101951Not recorded
Sandy Point11120/07/1997Adult
Browndown11214/08/1987Adult
Browndown11130/08/1984Adult
Browndown11130/08/1984Adult
Browndown11101/09/1963Adult
Browndown1101971Not recorded
Browndown11101/09/1963Adult
Browndown11214/08/1987Adult
Browndown1101800Not recorded
Browndown11410/07/1981Adult
Browndown11410/07/1981Adult
Browndown11716/07/1983Adult
Browndown11106/08/1976Adult
Browndown11026/07/1979Adult
Hengistbury Head11120/08/2017Adult
Beaulieu11116/08/2004Adult
Sandown1021856Adult
Sandy Point11121/07/2009Adult
Southsea11116/07/1962Adult
SU401111961Not recorded
SZ581011900Not recorded
Wickham Common11102/07/2009Adult
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