Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Upton Warren NR, Worcestershire. June 26th 2009.

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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 22 (16%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Common Reed and Reed Canary-grass
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
26/07/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO96
26/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO96
27/07/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO94
04/07/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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