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1290 ~ Chilo phragmitella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout Britain as far north as Durham.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at a two sites in the extreme east and west of the county.

Wingspan :   M. 24-32mm. F. 30-40mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Reed beds.

Foodplant

Common reed and reed sweet-grass.

Lifestage data

Stem feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in stem. Pupates in larval habitation.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 26th July 2012, Middletown

Photo by PRW, 17th Aug 2015, Cors Dyfi
Pic shows a male

Photo by PRW, 17th Aug 2015, Cors Dyfi
Pic shows a male