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73.144 ~ 2350 ~ Small Wainscot ~ Denticucullus pygmina
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 23-29mm.

Confusion species

Concolorous, Cloaked Minor, Mere Wainscot and Porter's Rustic.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet and boggy places.


Sedges, cottongrasses and reed meadow-grass. Also probably other grasses and rushes.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-early July, feeding inside the stem. Pupates in a cocoon inside the stem or amongst the plant debris.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th Sept 2008, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 10th Sept 2011, Llanfyllin