Hides by day in the old stems of reed (phragmites), and feeds at night on the leaves, August to October.
It feeds on the common reed (phragmites) in the autumn, and hybernates till the following spring, when it resumes its feeding.
It feeds from August to October on the leaves of the reed (phragmites), hiding by day in the stems.
The Papyrus antiquorum, ten feet high, has much the same habit as our phragmites and other water plants.
It feeds from April to June in the stems of reed (phragmites), causing the leaves of the affected stems to whiten.
Dr. William Marshall writes, that it only breeds in certain localities where a large water reed (phragmites arundinacea) abounds.
Other plants identified on the area were: common reed grass (phragmites communis) and slender grass wort (Salicornia europea).