Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.135 [B&F: 2376] Blair's Wainscot (Sedina buettneri) (Hering, 1858)

 

Notes: An endangered Red Data Book species, known from a single site on private land in Dorset; also recorded occasionally as a migrant in south-eastern England, with six individuals between 1966 and 2006, from Kent, Sussex, Essex and Suffolk. On the Isle of Wight, the species was discovered new to Britain in Freshwater Marsh in 1945, but was lost to the county when the marsh was drained and burnt in 1952. It was discovered in neighbouring Dorset in 1996 so hopes remain that one day it may re-colonise the Island. Two individuals, possibly migrants, were recorded recently on the Isle of Wight, at Totland in 2007 and Afton Marsh in 2011. Not recorded from Hampshire to date. Wingspan 31-34 mm. Differs from small examples of Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa by the dark fuscous hindwing. Larva feeds on Lesser Pond-sedge, over-wintering as an egg.

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