Mere Wainscot Photedes fluxa: Distribution map

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73.145 BF2349
Mere Wainscot Photedes fluxa

(Hübner, [1809])

[Synonyms: Photedes fluxa]
Wingspan 26-30 mm.

A small 'wainscot', with a variable ground colour, but usually displaying distinctively darker veins on the forewing.

It occurs in marshy places and fens, in scattered localities throughout southern and central England, and flies in July and August.

The larvae feed in the stems of wood small-reed (Calamagrostis epigejos).
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