Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2209 (ABH73.305) Flame Wainscot Senta flammea (=Mythimna), (Curtis, 1828)

KR10017

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in a dead reed stem.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
Flying: One generation, mid May-early July
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status: Nationally Scarce A

Habitat

Broads, coastal reedbeds, fens and marshes. Open, rather than dense, reedbeds.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Silky Wainscot Chilodes maritimus

Nationally Scarce A

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