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Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)

Reed Dagger
73.0350 (B&F: 2290)

Simyra venosa (Borkhausen, 1792) nec (Fourcroy, 1785)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Acronictinae
        »Tribe: Acontiini


A suspected immigrant usually occurring singly at mv light across the region, and increasing episodic resident in the east where it can be common at mv light to the east of Eastbourne. In the west establishment has yet to be proven. Double-brooded, flying mainly during the latter half of May and more numerously from mid-July to late September. Larvae feed on common reed, reed canary-grass and greater pond sedge, in more open situations on creeping bent and in their later stages in captivity on grey willow. (Pratt, 2011)

Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Bracklesham, 19 vii 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Etchingham, 20 vii 2018
Photo: Caroline Moore
Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Wildflower Barn, Herstmonceux, 09 ix 2020
Photo: Mike Mullis
Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
, vii 2010
Photo: Dave Green
Simyra albovenosa (Goeze, 1781)
Rye Bay, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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