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Silky Wainscot
Chilodes maritima (Tauscher, 1806)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2391 / 73.100
Photo © Jon Clifton,  Hickling NNR, July 2010

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Brown-veined Wainscot
Archanara dissoluta
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Omnivorous. Invertebrates and dead Common Reed stems.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Reed-beds, fens and other areas where Reed is prevalent.

An unusual species which has a number of distinctive forms from a rather plain form, delicately streaked with grey, to some more distinctive...
f. nigristriata - black between viens.
f. bipunctata - black oval and kidney mark.
f. wismariensis - long thick black streak from base.

Some forms are similar to the micro-moths Chilo phragmitella and Calamotropha paludella.

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
29/08/2023128TF74Titchwell NNR
29/08/2023128TF74Titchwell NNR
24/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
23/08/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
23/08/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
23/08/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
19/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
15/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
08/08/2023128TF74Titchwell NNR
Further info: Chilodes maritima
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