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Brown-veined Wainscot
Archanara dissoluta
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Twin-spotted Wainscot
Lenisa geminipuncta

(Haworth, 1809) 2370 / 73.139
=Archanara geminipuncta

A fairly common resident in the south-east of the region.

A species of reed-beds, ditches, pond, river-sides.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come sparingly to light. They do not feed.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 16 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
23/08/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
21/08/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO78
20/08/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO78
17/08/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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