2374 Rush Wainscot Archanara algae
(Esper, 1789)Wingspan 32-45 mm.
A very local species, with a few scattered colonies in various south and south-east localities, frequenting ponds, gravel pits and fens.
The flight period is August and September, and the species responds to light.
The caterpillars feed inside the stems of common club-rush (Scirpus lacustris), reed-mace (Typha spp.) and yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus).