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Twin-spotted Wainscot
Lenisa geminipuncta

(Haworth, 1809) 2370 / 73.139
=Archanara geminipuncta

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern England, east Anglia and the south coast of Wales, the larva feeding within the inner stems of common reed (Phragmites australis). In Dorset, the moth is common within all the larger reedbeds. It is recorded regularly from the Fleet, Radipole, Lodmoor, Poole Harbour and Christchurch Harbour. It also occurs in fen habitat on the River Frome and the River Piddle to the west of Wareham, although there are no records of the moth from the... Read More

Recorded in 26 (65%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-16mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
07/08/201919SY49 Bridport
06/08/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
05/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
03/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham

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