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Blair's Wainscot
Sedina buettneri

(Hering, 1858) 2376 / 73.135

Davey, P., 2009: This species was discovered by Dr K Blair in marsh habitat on the Isle of Wight in 1945. In 1952, the habitat was drained and the surface burned, and the species became extinct in Britain, the larva feeds on lesser pond-sedge (Carex acutiformis). On 8 October 1996, S Hales, D Hallett and Ms M Spencer trapped two Wainscot moths that were new to them near sedge beds in southern Dorset. These were subsequently identified as Blair's Wainscots. Many larvae were located feeding... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (23%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm
Flight: Sept - Oct
Foodplant:   Lesser Pond-sedge
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
14/10/201719SY79 Puddletown
2016+9SY79 Puddletown
24/10/201529SZ09 Poole
08/10/201319SY88 Wool / Lulworth
02/10/201319SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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