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Shoulder-striped Wainscot
Leucania comma

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2205 / 73.301
=Mythimna comma

A common resident found throughout the region.

Most numerous in marshy areas but also found in other grassy places and in some gardens too.

Overwinters as a full-grown larva and adults are attracted to light.

Note the black basal streak is longer than that on L-album Wainscot and whilst the central line is white and slightly thickened, it is not as strong as on L-album.

Recorded in 110 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20197VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
31/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
31/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
29/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
28/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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