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