Noctuidae: Hadeninae

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


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Striped Wainscot
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
nr Llanbedr, NW Wales. 06-07-2021. Light trap.
nr Llanbedr, NW Wales. 06-07-2021. 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: 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


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

Regional Information

Recorded in 35 (13%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2023

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

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

Similar Species
Hickling Broad, 11th July 2020.
Hickling Broad, 11th July 2020.
 Photo © Malcolm Hillier
Reed Dagger Simyra albovenosa

Larva Type:
Brown, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: