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Shoulder-striped Wainscot
Leucania comma (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2205 / 73.301
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  19/06/2012 - Stow Bardolph

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Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura
Obscure Wainscot
Leucania obsoleta
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
One of the more strongly marked Wainscots.
Heathland, scrub, grassland, fens and open woodland.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2019127TM18 - Diss
30/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
24/07/2019428TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
24/07/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
24/07/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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