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Hole in Reedmace

Observed: 9th March 2013 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Several holes about 5-6 mm in diameter in Reedmaces , any idea what caused them .

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Reed Wainscot
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Hi John,Its an interesting

Hi John,

Its an interesting one, I can't seem to find a Reed Wainscot in the index of Waring,Townsend and Lewington? does it have another common name? I have little experience of reed dwelling larvae but Ive seen pics of some. Eg Reed Leopard but it isnt mentioned as an Irish species in WTL. Something else maybe? Bullrush Wainscot is included as "Locally frequent in Ireland"?

Cathal.

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Bullrush Wainscot

Hi Cahal ,
you are probably right , I though that was what I had put in must have clicked wrong one on drop down menu or not thinking straight !, could find no pics of exit holes for Reed wainscot .Did find this for Bullrush wainscot holes look similar
http://www.habitas.org.uk/moths/photo.asp?item=6474
Put up id and I will second , have you still got snow ?

Foxy

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I wouldnt be sure enough to

I wouldnt be sure enough to put it up John, if youre not sure yourself let it sit til we check further?

Havent had a lot of snow this year, there is a thin covering on the hills right now but not much. Quite a wintery blast just now, snow would lie well if it came, what about down your way?

Cathal.

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Let it sit ..

might be best and see what others think , must go through moth photos from site think Bullrush waincot is in there, Snow on high ground but awful cold ,1 hoverfly last week only invert seen in ages , might have a Pine Marten in garden this morning though ! Early start for a few mornings to find out on the cards .

Foxy

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That would be a good one to

That would be a good one to get a picture of, best of luck on that one. I havent seen a live one locally yet, just a roadkill but a few lucky people have seen them and they would appear to be a fairly recent coloniser. Not much talk of them until recent years. A very welcome coloniser however they got here.

Cathal.