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Silky Wainscot
Chilodes maritima

(Tauscher, 1806) 2391 / 73.100
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now recorded from several sites in Yorkshire, but not recently confirmed from its original sites at Skipwith (VC61) and Strensall (VC62).

2012 (CHF): Like many other reed-feeding moths this species is doing well in the county with a marked expansion in range northwards to Teesside, westwards to Calderdale and north-west to the Ripon area in the last few years. The situation is mirrored in other parts of the country. There is still no record for VC65. It is easy to identify but can be mistaken for the micro Calamotropha paludella. Whilst most records are from reed beds, it does tend to wander to other areas at times.

Argus 66, 2012: With an unprecedented 47 records of 88 moths, there are too many records to list individually. This moth is slowly expanding its range and we now have the first record for VC65. VC65. Nosterfield LNR, 3.8.2012 (CHF, DMS, AJW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Recorded in 59 (30%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Late May - early September
Foodplant:   Common Reed and living and dead invertebrates
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2023161TA24 - Hornsea
11/08/2023163SE50 - Doncaster
11/08/2023163SE40 - Goldthorpe
11/08/2023164SE42 - Castleford / Pontefract
04/08/2023263SE12 - Elland / Brighouse / Low Moor
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