Small Wainscot - Denticucullus pygmina

Description

Wingspan 23 to 29 mm. This species varies somewhat in ground colour, with specimens ranging from pale buff to deep reddish-brown.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found in marshy areas, wet heathland and other damp localities.

When to see it

The adults fly in August and September.

Life History

The larvae feed internally in the stems of sedges.

UK Status

Fairly common throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident).

Reference
73.144 BF2350

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map