Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Reed Dagger
Simyra albovenosa

(Goeze, 1781) 2290 / 73.035

Norfolk status
Localised to coastal areas and mainly the Norfolk Broads.
Fens, marshes, wetter areas where reed occurs.

Used to be known as Powdered Wainscot.

The pure white hindwing distinguishes Reed Dagger from a number of superficially similar wainscots.

Recorded in 37 (50%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
20/05/2024127TG42Eccles
18/05/2024127TM49Thurlton
14/05/2024127TG42Eccles
14/05/2024128TF74Titchwell
12/05/2024127TM49Thurlton
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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