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2197 ~ Southern Wainscot ~ Mythimna straminea
UK Status

Resident. Local.

Montgomeryshire Status

A locally common species which was first recorded in the west of the county at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve in 2009. Since then a singleton was taken at an MMG event at Coed y Dinas near Welshpool in 2014.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-40mm.

Confusion species

Smoky Wainscot, Common Wainscot, Mathew's Wainscot, Obscure Wainscot, Cosmopolitan and Reed Dagger.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Wet and marshy places.

Foodplant

Common reed and reed canary-grass.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August-early June, feeding at night.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th July 2009, Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve