Brown-veined Wainscot

    Archanara dissoluta

    NoctuidaeABH 73.141 B&F 2371

    A reedbed specialist, feeding on Common Reed (Phragmites australis).  A disproportionate number of records, especially in recent years, are of single moths wandering to gardens; when its reedbed habitats are trapped at the right time of year, it can be present in good numbers (commoner than its close relative Twin-spotted Wainscot, which shares the same foodplant).  Good sites for it are Shapwick Heath, Ham Wall, Steart Marshes, Berrow and Chew Valley Lake.

    Adult Verification Grade: 2

    Brown-veined Wainscot (Archanara dissoluta) photographed in Somerset by Sue Davies