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Common Wainscot
Mythimna pallens
Southern Wainscot
Mythimna straminea
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Mathew's Wainscot
Mythimna favicolor

(Barrett, 1896) 2200 / 73.292

Morley's Final Catalogue: Proved, by Waller's breeding along with typical L. pallens from eggs of a single female, to be a colour-form of the latter species; though other broods, reared by him, bred true to parents. Also ''I have taken nearly fifty specimens, of red and yellow and other forms. South exhibited the mixed brood before the S. Lond. Ent. Soc. Generally flavicolor is considered a salt-marsh form of L. pallens'' (Wlr, in lit. 1935; cf. Ent. Rec. 1907, p.290). One at sugar in Waldringfield garden in July 1929 (Wiltshire).

Note that DNA bar-coding has shown that Mathew's Wainscot is a coastal form/race of Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) occurring in saltmarsh habitats from southern Suffolk to East Kent and from West Sussex to western Hampshire so is no longer a separate species and should be just recorded as Common wainscot.

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Recorded in 12 (21%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2022125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
17/08/2022125TM44 - Orford Ness
27/07/2022125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
29/06/2022125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
10/06/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: May - July (Aug)
Foodplant:   Common Saltmarsh-grass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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