Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
BRERC April 2013: Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
GiGL professional survey records (Historic): Greenspace Information for Greater London
GiGL professional survey records (Last 10 years): Greenspace Information for Greater London
Hatfield Forest species data held by The National Trust.: National Trust
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by species group: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Bringing Reedbeds to Life Invertebrate Survey of three key reedbed sites in England in 2009, 2010: RSPB
Anglesey Abbey wildlife species data held by The National Trust.: National Trust
Rotherham Biological Records Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups: Rotherham Biological Records Centre
CCW Regional Data : South East Wales Non-sensitive Species Records: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Lepidoptera: Moths: Records for Kent: Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2012: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Lepidoptera species distribution dataset from 1981 to 2008 for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
RHS monitoring of native and naturalised plants and animals at its gardens and surrounding areas: Royal Horticultural Society
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. Lepidoptera Observation Records. Pre-2010 for Cumbria : Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Shropshire Ecological Data Network Database: Shropshire Ecological Data Network
Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID): Natural Resources Wales
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
Lepidoptera Records up to April 2010: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Sussex Moth data for 2011 and 2012 DEFRA FUNDED: Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
Chippenham Fen Moth surveillance project: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre
1329 Donacaula forficella
Wingspan 24-32 mm.
Inhabiting marshy areas, ditches and similar habitats, the larva of this species has a peculiar habit of cutting part of a leaf to act as a raft, using this to float on the water to a new foodplant when necessary.
The moths fly in June and July and are usually encountered at light.
Common reed (Phragmites australis
) and similar plants are the larval foodplant, and the species is found in the southern half of Britain.