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73.142 ~ 2379 ~ Small Rufous ~ Coenobia rufa
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A local and fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-25mm.

Confusion species

Small Wainscot.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Wet and boggy places, breeding in the dryer parts.

Foodplant

Jointed rush, sharp-flowered rush and soft-rush.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva September-May, feeding inside stems. Pupates amongst the old stems of the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JBK, 18th Aug 2006, Cors Dyfi

Photo by DB, 15th July 2013, Middletown
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