Silky Wainscot

    Chilodes maritima

    NoctuidaeABH 73.1 B&F 2391

    A species of drier reed-beds which may wander into other habitats.  Turner (1955) considered it to be very rare, noting just two records, from Bridgwater in 1922 and Taunton in 1953. Since then it has been recorded irregularly in varying numbers. 

    Adult Verification Grade: 1

    Silky Wainscot (Chilodes maritima) photographed in Somerset by Nigel Voaden