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Common Wainscot
Mythimna pallens

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2199 / 73.291

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on a wide variety of grasses including cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata), common couch (Elytrigia repens), tufted hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa) and annual meadow grass (Poa annua). In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common, rising to abundant among arable and unimproved grassland. The national norm is for two overlapping generations between late-June and early October, but in Dorset the first generation is usually on the... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: June - July and August - October
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
14/10/201919ST61 Sherborne
13/10/201929SY66 Portland Bill
13/10/201919SY98 Wareham
12/10/201919SY98 Wareham
07/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury

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