Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Terry Evans,  Came to light at Hayley Green on 24/08/23

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Large Wainscot
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Bulrush Wainscot
Nonagria typhae

(Thunberg, 1784) 2369 / 73.136

A common resident.

Found wherever Typha grows.

Overwinters as an egg while adults come to light, sometimes a considerable distance from the breeding site.

Note Similar to Large Wainscot but wings tips more rounded and there is a line of dark arrowheads along the trailing edge of the wing.

Recorded in 87 (62%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-24mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Bulrush and Lesser Bulrush
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
22/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
10/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
05/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
03/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
20/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO89

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