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Shoulder-striped Wainscot
Leucania comma

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2205 / 73.301
=Mythimna comma

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, but more local in Scotland, the larva feeding nocturnally on various grasses including cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata). In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and frequent to common in unimproved grassland and at low density elsewhere. The following light trap examples are suspected immigrants from Iberia via western France: West Bexington, at MV on 19 October 1997, 20 October 1997 (Dr P Sterling, D Hallett), Gaunts Common, at MV on 14... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - July
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
20/08/201949SY49 Bridport
02/08/201919SZ07 Swanage
02/08/201919ST72 Stour Provost
28/07/201929ST61 Sherborne
24/07/201919SZ07 Swanage

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