|73.144 ~ 2350 ~ Small Wainscot ~ Denticucullus pygmina|
A fairly common species found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 23-29mm.
Concolorous, Cloaked Minor, Mere Wainscot and Porter's Rustic.
Wet and boggy places.
Sedges, cottongrasses and reed meadow-grass. Also probably other grasses and rushes.
Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-early July, feeding inside the stem. Pupates in a cocoon inside the stem or amongst the plant debris.
Photo by MDH, 18th Sept 2008, Llanfyllin
Photo by MDH, 10th Sept 2011, Llanfyllin