Rush Wainscot Globia algae
Rush Wainscot Globia algae
Adult • Male, Norfolk • © Roy Leverton

73.152 BF2374
Rush Wainscot Globia algae

(Esper, 1788)

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).
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