Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2196 (ABH73.289) Striped Wainscot Mythimna pudorina, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10004

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Striped Wainscot
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Purple Moor-grass (Molinia caerulea), Reed Canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea), broadleaved grasses
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Marshland, damp heaths, coastal vegetated shingle, fens, heathland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 33 (12.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 June to 02 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 September to 17 September

Similar Species
Reed Dagger Simyra albovenosa

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5