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Denticucullus pygmina (Haworth, 1809)

Small Wainscot
73.1440 (B&F: 2350)
Previously:Chortodes pygmina (Haworth, 1809)

Synonym(s):
Denticucullus fulva (Hübner, [1813])


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Apameini

Resident. The moth usually occurs singly or sparingly in marshy places but it is often very locally fairly common to common at mv light along the coast between Pevensey and Rye, less often so at Pagham. Well distributed in the far east and extreme west but missing from a large part of central Sussex. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid July to late September, occasionally from early July or to early October. Larvae feed in the lower part of the flowering stems of sedges and on marram-grass. (Pratt, 2011)

Chortodes pygmina (Haworth, 1809)
Mountfield, 24 viii 2016
Photo: Robin Harris
Chortodes pygmina (Haworth, 1809)
Lindfield, 31 viii 2008
Photo: Bob Foreman
Chortodes pygmina (Haworth, 1809)
Ringwood, Hampshire, 26 viii 2003
Photo: Simon Curson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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