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Shoulder-striped Wainscot
Leucania comma (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
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Photo © Ryan Irvine,  14/06/2013 - Hemsby

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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 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/2020127TG40 - Reedham/Berney Arms
14/09/2020327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/08/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
04/08/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
31/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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