The Moths of Suffolk
2371 Brown-veined Wainscot, Archanara dissoluta, (Treitschke, 1825)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Reedbeds and reedy ditches

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to August

Larval foodplants : Common Reed

Morley's Final Catalogue : Certainly local, but probably by no means rare in our broader marshes and Broads. Hemley in 1901 (Wlr); Bosmere in 1900 (G. F. Mathews) and annually at Needham Market about 1904. (L); Southwold in July 1924 (J. C. F. Fryer, Entom. 1926, 61); Lowestoft (Bd) and four in Oulton Broad during August 1904 (Campbell-Taylor); Fritton Lake at light in August 1934 (Mly). Lakenheath (Fenland); Tuddenham in 1904 (Sparke).

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-15mm, Wingspan 27-33mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultFenn's Wainscot, Chortodes brevilinea
Twin-spotted Wainscot, Archanara geminipuncta
White-mantled Wainscot, Archanara neurica
Webb's Wainscot, Archanara sparganii
Silky Wainscot, Chilodes maritimus

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Kessingland, Suffolk (16.viii.2006) © A Prichard
Melanic specimen - Dunwich forest, Suffolk (16.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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North Cove, Suffolk (7.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Beccles Marshes, Suffolk (8.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (9.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (9.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman
Beccles Marshes, Suffolk (8.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman
Close-up of head showing brown collar - Beccles Marshes, Suffolk (8.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman