73.100 .... B&F 2391
Silky Wainscot Chilodes maritima (Tauscher, 1806)
Status .....Grade 2 listed in Nottinghamshire, where it appears to be uncommon. As with other wetland species, specimens will occasionally wander on muggy nights where the temperature is high and we have taken it twice in our own Market Warsop garden. It would be expected to be much more common along the Trent Valley, but trapping seems to prove otherwise. The lower two photographs were taken and kindly provided by Tim Sexton.
Photographed at the Idle Valley NR July 2014
Photographed at Attenborough NR July 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Silky Wainscot
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Dave Morton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Phil Cadman. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020).

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Updated August 2021

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