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2371 ~ Brown-veined Wainscot ~ Archanara dissoluta
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare and local species that has been recorded just twice in the county, both from the same site at Guilsfield in 2005.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-33mm.

Confusion species

White-mantled Wainscot, Webb's Wainscot, Twin-spotted Wainscot, Silky Wainscot and Fenn's Wainscot.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Reedbeds and ditches, occasionally gardens.


Common reed.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-early July, feeding inside stems. Pupates in the dead stem a few centimetres from the ground.
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