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Fen Wainscot
Arenostola phragmitidis

(Hübner, 1803) 2377 / 73.137
Photo © David Ashton, 19 Jul 2017,  West End, Lund VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Most frequent in reed-beds along the Humber estuary. There are a few other Yorkshire localities for this species.

2012 (CHF): The vast majority of records used to be from VC61, particularly at Spurn, but there has been considerable recent movement to the north and west in recent years. This is another reed-feeding Wainscot which often wanders away from its usual habitat.

Argus 84, 2018:

VC65. Hutton Conyers, 11.7.2018 (CHF); Nosterfield NR, 18.7.2018 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Recorded in 72 (36%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Bulrush Wainscot  |  Lyme Grass >
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Reed.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/2022161SE83 - North Cave
17/08/2022161SE92 - Swanland
09/08/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
03/08/2022163SE50 - Doncaster
03/08/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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