1292 Calamotropha paludella
(Hübner, 1824)Wingspan 22-33 mm.
Sexually dimorphic, the males are slightly smaller and darker than the females. Both sexes have bright white hindwings.
Scarce and locally distributed in marshes, fens and other wet habitats in south and south-east England, with some records as far north as Cheshire and Lancashire. The adults fly in July and August and are attracted to light.
The slender larva mines the leaves, stems and upper rootstock of bulrush (Typha spp.) from September to May, pupating there in June and July.