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Common Wainscot
Mythimna pallens
Southern Wainscot
Mythimna straminea
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Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura

(Hübner, 1808) 2198 / 73.293

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on a wide variety of grasses. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and common, rising to abundant in unimproved grassland, falling to frequent on open heathland.

Care is needed in identifying the Smoky Wainscot correctly, as it resembles the Common Wainscot2199. Diagnostics include: darker hindwing; pronounced set of post-median dots; flight period June to September, not May to October. A partial second brood occurs during... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/10/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
04/10/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
20/09/201939SY88 Wool / Lulworth
18/09/201999SY67 Portland / Weymouth
18/09/201999SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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