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Schoenobius gigantella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Giant Water-veneer
63.1200 (B&F: 1328)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Musotiminae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini

Local

A resident that is a Nationally Notable B moth. It is entirely restricted to within seven miles of the coast and is spreading. It usually occurs singly at mv light, sometimes fairly commonly, preferring vegetated shingle, reedy dykes and marshes. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to late August, sometimes from late May or to early September. The larvae feed inside the stems of common reed and reed sweet-grass but this has still to be confirmed in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011).

Schoenobius gigantella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, 8 v 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Schoenobius gigantella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, 8 v 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Schoenobius gigantella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
East Head, 09 vii 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Schoenobius gigantella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Brede High Woods , 04 vii 2014
Photo: Crystal Ray
Schoenobius gigantella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Etchingham, 28 vii 2014
Photo: Caroline Moore

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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