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73.134 ~ 2375 ~ Large Wainscot ~ Rhizedra lutosa
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon and local species. 

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-52mm.

Confusion species

Blair's Wainscot, Rush Wainscot and Bulrush Wainscot.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Reedbeds and reedy ditches but not with permanent standing water.


Common reed.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-late July, feeding inside the roots and basal stems. Pupates amongst the roots of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th Oct 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 10th Oct 2010, Morben ISAF

Photo by PRW, 1st Oct 2011, Commins Coch