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Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura
Southern Wainscot
Mythimna straminea
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Common Wainscot
Mythimna pallens

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2199 / 73.291

A common resident across the region.

Found in a wide range of dry and damp grasslands as well as in gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults come readily to light.

Note can be confused with Smoky Wainscot but the hindwing is only slightly coloured and the forewing a pale, sometimes brown-tinged colour. It also lacks the dark line on the collar that Southern Wainscot has.

Recorded in 121 (86%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: June - July and August - October
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
20/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
17/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
08/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
05/10/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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