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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 12-15mm.

Foodplant: Common Reed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1929193819731920
Year last recorded2014201120142012
Number of records5044210
Number of individuals3415410
Unique positions243164
Unique locations253164
Adult records414419
Immature records4000

For the county, we have a total of 106 records from 48 sites. First recorded in 1920.


73.141 Brown-veined Wainscot 04
© Barry Spence, 28 Jul 2006
73.141 Brown-veined Wainscot 03
© Ian Marshall, 10 Aug 2010
73.141 Brown-veined Wainscot 02
© Charles Fletcher, 18 Jul 2007
73.141 Brown-veined Wainscot 01
© Terry Box, 13 Aug 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have been several reports of this moth in recent years, all from low-lying reed-bed areas in the south of the County.

2012 (CHF): There has been a slight increase in records but this remains an uncommon moth in the county. There has been spread in recent years to the area south of Ripon and to Teesside. On occasions it is said to wander away from reedbeds but usually it is necessary to trap close to reeds to attract it to light.

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