Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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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 124 (89%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: June - July and August - October
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
27/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
26/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
26/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
25/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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