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Bulrush Wainscot
Nonagria typhae

(Thunberg, 1784) 2369 / 73.136

Davey, P., 2009: A local species throughout England and Wales, the larva feeding in the stems of bulrush (Typha spp.). In Dorset, bulrush is a rapid coloniser of nutrient-rich ponds, flooded pits and ditches, and is found locally in most of the county's river systems. "In my opinion, to be obtained in any place where bulrush has been established for any length of time." (W Parkinson Curtis manuscript). The following light trap records denote a flight period extending into the autumn in some... Read More

Recorded in 33 (83%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-24mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Bulrush and Lesser Bulrush
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
30/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
25/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
17/08/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
16/08/201919ST72 Stour Provost

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