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Devonshire Wainscot
Leucania putrescens

(Hübner, [1824]) 2206 / 73.303
=Mythimna putrescens

Davey, P., 2009: A very local species confined to the coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Pembrokeshire and south-east Wales, the larva feeding nocturnally on various grasses. In Dorset, the moth has been trapped on seven occasions and always on the coast; its occurrence is as a suspected occasional immigrant from continental Europe, but may from time to time become temporarily established on Portland: Portland Bill, at MV light on 17 August 1966 (F Clafton), Portland, on 8 July 1921 (E Waters), at MV... Read More

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1966.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/201619SY66 Portland Bill
30/07/201619SY66 Portland Bill
19/07/201019SZ07 Swanage
13/07/200719SY66 Portland Bill
09/06/200419SY39 Lyme Regis

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