Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.134 [B&F: 2375] Large Wainscot (Rhizedra lutosa) (Hübner, [1803])

 

Notes: Common in reed-beds throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed in the drier parts of reed-beds in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 36-52 mm. The most likely confusion species is Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae, which see for differences. Occasional wanderers, nearly always females, are taken at light some distant from known breeding colonies. Larva feeds on Common Reed, over-wintering as an egg.

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