Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © James Symonds,  13/10/2017 - NWT Weeting Heath NNR

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Obscure Wainscot
Leucania obsoleta
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L-album Wainscot
Mythimna l-album

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2202 / 73.300
Norfolk status
Future resident? Migrant from northern Europe, resident in southern England where it is known to breed.
Norfolk records are considered vagrants or migrants, with possible future colonisation occurring. Recent colonist in Suffolk where it can be common at coastal sites.

A relatively well-marked and distinctive Wainscot favouring coastal rough grassland habitats. Comes to light, sugar, flowers (Ivy) and ripe blackberries.

First Norfolk record in 2011 at a garden trap in Filby (D. Hipperson, 26/09/11)
Also recorded at Bradwell, Norfolk (VC25 Suffolk) in 2011 (K. Knights, 30/09/11)

After a six year gap, several records in 2017 including a first for VC28 at Weeting (J. Symonds, 13/10/17)

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/2019127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
22/10/2018127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
21/10/2018227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
20/10/2018227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
16/10/2018127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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Forewing: 15-16mm
Season: Two Generations. July, Sept - October
Foodplant:   Marram grass
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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