Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Braughing Friars, Hertfordshire (19/07/14)

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Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina
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Small Rufous
Coenobia rufa

(Haworth, 1809) 2379 / 73.142

General comments
Very local resident.

Slightly damp grassland habitats with plenty of rushes, usually on the acidic side of neutral, are the places where this small moth can be found. Confusion is possible with Small Wainscot, especially if the grassland is within a wider woodland habitat, but the Small Rufous is a much more slender insect and always has a characteristic grey thorax contrasting with the brown of the rest of the body.

Recorded in 20 (49%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
11/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
03/08/2022120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
01/08/2022120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
01/08/2022120TL22 - Stevenage
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Jointed Rush, Sharp-flowered Rush and Soft-rush
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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