Bulrush Wainscot - Nonagria typhae
Wingspan 45 to 50 mm. This is a large distinctive species, the rather blunt forewings have small blackish dashes or crescents along the outer edge, and (usually) fine arrowheads near them.
It occupies a range of damp or marshy habitats, but is sometimes found wandering away from these areas.
Flying from July to September.
The larvae feed on the stems of Reedmace and Lesser Reedmace.
Relatively common in suitable habitat throughout much of the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).
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