Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2197 (ABH73.294) Southern Wainscot Mythimna straminea, (Treitschke, 1825)

KR10005

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 1st August 2013. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 1st August 2013. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Reed (Phragmites australis), Reed Canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Fens, marshes, coastal fens and reedbeds.

Regional Information

Recorded in 53 (19.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 June to 23 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 03 June to 17 June

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens
Mathew's Wainscot Mythimna favicolor
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Obscure Wainscot Leucania obsoleta (=Mythimna)

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