Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
Tullie House Museum Natural History Collections: Tullie House Museum
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Sussex Moth data for 2011 and 2012 DEFRA FUNDED: Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
Shropshire Ecological Data Network Database: Shropshire Ecological Data Network
Norfolk Species of Conservation Concern: Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service
Bringing Reedbeds to Life Invertebrate Survey of three key reedbed sites in England in 2009, 2010: RSPB
Wingspan 24-27 mm.
A scarce species, occurring in the fenland habitats of east and central southern England, where it can however be locally common.
The adult is quite distinctive, having darker veins on a rufous ground colour. It flies during June and July and is attracted to light.
The larvae feed on greater pond sedge (Carex riparia
) and sometimes other sedges.