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Flame Wainscot
Senta flammea

(Curtis, 1828) 2209 / 73.305
=Mythimna flammea

Davey, P., 2009: A very local species resident in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Dorset, the larva feeding nocturnally on common reed (Phragmites australis) and hiding by day in old hollow reed stems. In Dorset, the moth is at low density and restricted to the freshwater reedbeds found at Morden Bog and on Brownsea Island plus several of the more brackish and extensive reedbeds around the western edge of Poole Harbour, for example Snag Valley. The species has yet to be observed in reedbed... Read More

Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/201819SY99 Lytchett Matravers
20/05/201819SY99 Lytchett Matravers
18/05/201819SY99 Lytchett Matravers
18/05/201819SY99 Lytchett Matravers
01/07/2017+9SY98 Wareham

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