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Kent Moth Group


Reed Leopard

Phragmataecia castaneae

Family: Cossidae

RES: 50.003 B&F: 160

Verification Grade (Adult):

Not known in Kent. This obvious species can only been found in the Cambridgeshire Fens, Norfolk Broads and a single site in Dorset. It is well worth keeping an optimistic eye out for in suitable reed-bed/reed swamp habitat. You just never know...

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