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Monochroa palustrellus
Wainscot Neb

(Douglas, 1850)737 / 35.073
=Monochroa palustrella

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very local in marshes of only eastern England. Found in Suffolk at Beccles (Ctw), as well as on the Norfolk side of Waveney (Tr. Norf. Soc. 1899, 547). Dunwich salt-marsh at light on 29 July 1937 (Mly).

Recent Status: The species is widespread but particularly common on the coast and inland wetland locations.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from June to September and coming to light. The larvae feed in the stems and root-stock of Rumex crispus. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: An easily recognised large Monochroa species that is longitudinally striped on a pale wing with prominent white ringed black spots.

Recorded in 22 (38%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1937.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
26/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
24/06/2020225TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
24/06/2020+25TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
23/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 15-19 mm
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Curled Dock, other Rumex.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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