Arenostola phragmitidis

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Arenostola phragmitidis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Arenostola
Species: A. phragmitidis
Binomial name
Arenostola phragmitidis
(Hübner, [1803])
Synonyms
  • Noctua phragmitidis Hübner, [1803]
  • Phalaena (Noctua) semicana Esper, 1798
  • Leucania verecunda Eversmann, 1848
  • Arenostola semicana
  • Xanthodes morawitzii Ménétriés, 1863
  • Calamia phragmatidis f. maculata Warnecke, 1922

The Fen Wainscot (Arenostola phragmitidis) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in most of Europe (except Ireland, Iceland, the Iberian Peninsula and the western part of the Balkan Peninsula), western Siberia, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, central Asia and China.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm. Adults are on wing from July to August.

The larvae feed internally in the stems of Phragmites australis.

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