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Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina
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Mere Wainscot
Photedes fluxa

(Hübner, 1809) 2349 / 73.145
=Chortodes fluxa

Davey, P., 2009: A local species of fenland in England, the larva feeding on the inner parts of wood small-reed (Calamagrostis epigejos). In Dorset, the moth is common very locally on sheltered old grassland or in woodland on ill-drained clay soils. The majority of sites are in the centre and in the west of the county, and all host varying amounts of wood small-reed. It is recommended that the species is included in habitat management plans for the Rooksmoor, Powerstock Common and Bracketts... Read More

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Recorded in 15 (38%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1948.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Wood Small-reed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/201419ST71 Sturminster Newton
25/07/201419ST71 Sturminster Newton
03/08/201319ST71 Sturminster Newton
30/07/201319ST60 Cerne Abbas
26/07/201219SY39 Lyme Regis

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