Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura
Common Wainscot
Mythimna pallens
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Southern Wainscot
Mythimna straminea

(Treitschke, 1825) 2197 / 73.294

A local and uncommon resident.

A species of marshes, fens, canal and riverbanks where the foodplants grow.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults are attracted to light.

Note could be confused with Smoky Wainscot but the thin, pale-edged dark line on the collar (view from the front) should distinguish it. The underside if the hindwing has a central black dot which Common Wainscot doesn't have.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 28 (20%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Common Reed and Reed Canary-grass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK22
11/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
11/07/202216VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
07/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
23/06/202212VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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