Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2205 (ABH73.301) Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma (=Mythimna), (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR10011

Great Staughton, June 2012
Great Staughton, June 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton, June 2012
Great Staughton, June 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2012
Great Staughton, June 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Coed y Llechau Llanbedr
Coed y Llechau Llanbedr
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Storrington, West Sussex, 30th May 2017. MV trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 30th May 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is one of the more strongly marked Wainscots.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: One generation, late May-late July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland, scrub, grassland, fens and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 66 (24.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 May to 30 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 16 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura
Madjarovo, Bulgaria, June 2005
Madjarovo, Bulgaria, June 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Obscure Wainscot Leucania obsoleta (=Mythimna)


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