Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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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 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2022+VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
01/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
01/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
30/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
30/07/20225VC40 - ShropshireSO58

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