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Large Wainscot
Rhizedra lutosa

(Hübner, 1803) 2375 / 73.134

An uncommon resident and migrant.

Found in reedbeds and reedy ditches.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come to light, sometimes far from breeding sites.

Recorded in 67 (48%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-23mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
10/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
09/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
04/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
02/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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