Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Adam Rowlands,  01/06/2023 - Aldringham

Similar Suffolk Species
Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura
Obscure Wainscot
Leucania obsoleta
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Shoulder-striped Wainscot
Leucania comma

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2205 / 73.301
=Mythimna comma

Morley's Final Catalogue: Locally abundant in marshes. Brantham, Ipswich, Needham, Aldeburgh, Beccles, Tuddenham; ante 1890. Copdock (Hkg); not common about Ipswich in 1895 (Mly), but ''abundant among reeds'' by the Gipping there in 1898 (Platten). Waldringfield, abundant at sugar in June 1899, though usually scarce (Wlr). Burgh Castle and Gorleston (Mr). Cavenham in 1936 (Gd).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. A few late records in October in recent years.

Identification: The obvious black shoulder streak and other dark markings should separate this species from Smoky and Obscure wainscots.

Habitat: Wet grasslands, damp woodland, gardens.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
23/07/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
21/07/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
17/07/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
17/07/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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