Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Dave Hipperson,  03/06/2021 - Summerfield House, Main Road, Filby

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Obscure Wainscot
Leucania obsoleta

(Hübner, 1803) 2204 / 73.302
=Mythimna obsoleta

Norfolk status
Scarce.
Reedbeds, fens, marshes, riversides, estuaries and reedy margins of ponds and lakes.

Recorded in vey few locations in Norfolk, primarily the Holme/Titchwell area of north-west Norfolk on the coast. Rather surprisingly, very few East Norfolk records and only a few records from the Broads, which include Filby and Hickling.

Please photo for confirmation if recorded away from known colonies.

The larvae feed on Common Reed, with only occasional records away from this habitat.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 21 (28%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
13/07/2023128TF74Holme NNR
13/07/20233028TF74Titchwell NNR
13/07/2023528TF74Titchwell
11/07/2023228TF74Titchwell
11/07/2023128TF74Titchwell
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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