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73.289 ~ 2196 ~ Striped Wainscot ~ Mythimna pudorina
UK Status

Resident. Local S,(C).

Montgomeryshire Status

A local and not very common species. Recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-43mm.

Confusion species

Other wainscots.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet and boggy places.


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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 21st June 2010, Morben Isaf