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Small Rufous
Coenobia rufa

(Haworth, 1809) 2379 / 73.142

Davey, P., 2009: A local wetland species in southern Britain, the larva feeding in the inner stems of jointed rush (Juncus articulatus), sharp-flowered rush (Juncus acutiflorus) and soft rush (Juncus effusus). In Dorset, the moth is common only very locally in marshy fields, flushed wet heaths, wet woodland rides and by ponds and lakes wherever its foodplants abound.

The species tends not to stray beyond the confines of its wetland habitat, but coastal records suggest occasional... Read More

Recorded in 30 (75%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Rushes
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
16/09/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
05/09/201919SY98 Wareham
27/08/201949SY98 Wareham
27/08/201989SY98 Wareham
24/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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