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2196 ~ Striped Wainscot ~ Mythimna pudorina
UK Status

Resident. Local S,(C).

Montgomeryshire Status

A local and not very common species. Recorded only from the west of the county. Probably somewhat overlooked amongst other Wainscot species.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-43mm.

Confusion species

Other wainscots.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Wet and boggy places.

Foodplant

Broadleaf grasses including, common reed, purple moor-grass and reed canary-grass.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a very small larva. Larva August-May, feeding at night. Pupates in a cocoon in the leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 21st June 2010, Morben Isaf