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Obscure Wainscot
Leucania obsoleta

(Hübner, 1803) 2204 / 73.302
=Mythimna obsoleta

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in central and south-east England, and south-east Wales, the larva feeding nocturnally on common reed (Phragmites australis) and hiding by day in old hollow reed stems. In Dorset, the moth is frequent to common in coastal fens at Abbotsbury, Radipole and Lodmoor, and around the harbours at Poole and at Christchurch. Small colonies also occur in fens on the River Piddle and the River Frome near Wareham. Dispersal accounts for examples trapped some distance from... Read More

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Recorded in 20 (50%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1958.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
10/07/201929SY99 Lytchett Matravers
09/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
02/07/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
30/06/201919SZ09 Poole

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