1330 Donacaula mucronellus
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)Wingspan c. 22-35 mm.
A sexually dimorphic species, the females larger than the males and with a more pointed forewing. This is a relatively plain moth, with a distinct pale streak along the costa.
The larval foodplants are reeds and sedges, especially common reed (Phragmites australis) and greater pond-sedge (Carex riparia), the larvae feeding internally in the stems.
The flight period of the adult moths is June and July, sometimes August, and the species has a disjunct distribution, occurring in southern and south-eastern England as well as parts of northern Scotland.