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Reed Dagger
Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2290 / 73.035
Photo © Gerald Lincoln,  Surlingham - July 2016

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Similar Norfolk Species
Striped Wainscot
Mythimna pudorina
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Rhizedra lutosa
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Reed.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
GB Rarity: Nationally Scarce
Ex Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Localised to coastal areas and Norfolk broads.
Fens, marshes, wetter areas where reed occurs.
Used to be known as the Powdered Wainscot.

Recorded in 37 (50%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
18/08/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
14/08/20212427TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/08/2021427TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
12/08/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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