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Silky Wainscot
Chilodes maritima

(Tauscher, 1806) 2391 / 73.100

A rare species in the Region.

A species of reed-beds, especially the drier areas with lots of plant debris.

Overwinters as a larva, probably in a reed stem. Adults fly weakly among the reeds and are attracted to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1956.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: Late May - early September
Foodplant:   Omnivorous including living and dead invertebrates
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
17/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
11/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
11/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
06/07/20224VC37 - WorcestershireSO94

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