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73.294 ~ 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 it has been recorded at a few sites in the far west and far east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-40mm.

Confusion species

Smoky Wainscot, Common Wainscot, Mathew's Wainscot, Obscure Wainscot, Cosmopolitan and Reed Dagger.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet and marshy places.


Common reed and reed canary-grass.

Lifestage data

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

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