Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.
Foodplant: Common Reed.
|Year first recorded||1905||1985||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2008||2011|
|Number of records||206||11||434|
|Number of individuals||467||19||972|
For the region, we have a total of 434 records from 104 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A local species occurring mainly in southern and central England and East Anglia, the larva feeding within the inner stems of common reed (Phragmites australis). In Dorset, the moth is marginally more local than the Twin-spotted Wainscot2370, being confined almost exclusively to the larger coastal reedbeds where it is common to abundant. It is recorded regularly from the Fleet, Radipole, Lodmoor, Poole Harbour and Christchurch Harbour, although it is less frequent along the Fleet than the Twin-spotted Wainscot, and inland reedbeds have yet to yield colonies. Rather less dispersive than Twin-spotted Wainscot, examples have very occasionally appeared well inland.