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Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina

(Haworth, 1809) 2350 / 73.144
=Chortodes pygmina

A fairly common resident.

A species of fens, marshes, damp woodland but also in gardens.

Overwinters as a larva, the adults flying at dusk and later coming to light.

Recorded in 69 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-14mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Sedges and other grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/10/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
19/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
06/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO28
02/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
30/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95

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