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73.1 ~ 2391 ~ Silky Wainscot ~ Chilodes maritima
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve in the west of the county in 2018.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-36mm.

Confusion species

Chilo phragmitella, Calamotropha paludella and the female Brown-veined Wainscot..
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Reed beds.


Omnivorous - living/ dead invertebrates & the inner tissues of dead reed stems.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a  larva August to April. Pupation site unknown. 
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MMG, 2nd June 2018, Cors Dyfi