The Moths of Suffolk
2374 Rush Wainscot, Archanara algae, (Esper, 1789)

National Status : RDB

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Lakes and gravel-pits

Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to September

Larval foodplants : Bulrush, Lesser Bulrush, Common Club-rush, and Yellow Iris

Records : Nowton (R Eley, 1985), Reydon (A Cornish, 15.viii.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk but there is the following comment - is surely no more than overlooked by us; it is in the fens of both Norfolk and Cambs.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-18mm, Wingspan 32-45mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultWebb's Wainscot, Archanara sparganii

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Sussex (viii.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Norfolk (12.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Female - Norfolk (24.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman