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Fen Wainscot Arenostola phragmitidis (Hübner, 1803)
Status .....Fen Wainscot is a moth of southern and eastern areas of the UK and has Grade 3 status in Nottinghamshire, where most records come from Trent Valley sites. There are just two Sherwood Forest records, following moths in 1975 and 2013, so this moth is prone to wandering in favourable conditions. The top two photographs, were kindly supplied to us for inclusion by Tim Sexton.
Photographed at Attenborough NR July 2014
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter August 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Fen Wainscot
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Lound Moth Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Phil Cadman. Martin Gray. Lound Moth Group. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2021

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