Nascia cilialis
Nascia cilialis
Adult • Wicken Fen, Cambs. • © Mark Skevington

63.013 BF1387
Nascia cilialis

(Hübner, 1796)

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.
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