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Donacaula forficella (Thunberg, 1794)

Pale Water-veneer
63.1210 (B&F: 1329)

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


A resident that usually occurs singly or sparingly but is fairly common to common near reed-beds. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to early September, occasionally to the third week of September. The larval foodplants have not be determined in Sussex although common reed, reed sweet-grass and sedges have been recorded elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

Donacaula forficella (Thunberg, 1794)
Henfield, 28 vii 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Donacaula forficella (Thunberg, 1794)
Lindfield, 08 vii 2012
Photo: Bob Foreman
Donacaula forficella (Thunberg, 1794)
Warnham LNR, 23 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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