Cossidae : Zeuzerinae
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Reed Leopard
Phragmataecia castaneae

(Hübner, 1790) 160 / 50.003

General Remarks:

One adult found in a spider's web near the River Lea at Hoddesdon by G. V. Bull, undated but certainly prior to 1900, possibly represents the end of a population of this species in what must have been perfect habitat in the Lea Valley during the nineteenth century. Not withstanding this possibility, there are no other records from either the Hertfordshire or the Essex side of the valley.

Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
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Forewing: 15-23mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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