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Webb's Wainscot
Globia sparganii
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Rush Wainscot
Globia algae

(Esper, 1789) 2374 / 73.152
=Archanara algae

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species found in Sussex and Norfolk, the larva feeding on the inner stems of bulrush (Typha spp.), yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus), and common club-rush (Scirpus lacustris).

In Dorset (VC11 record), the moth has been seen on one occasion close to suitable habitat. There was no opportunity for immigration at the time with a high pressure area centered over the English Channel and light and variable winds: Hengistbury Head, netted whilst flying around lamp post on 6... Read More

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Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Bulrush and Lesser Bulrush
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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