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2204 ~ Obscure Wainscot ~ Leucania obsoleta
UK Status

Resident. Local S,EC,(WC).

Montgomeryshire Status

Two recorded in 2015 firstly in Montgomery followed by a second one a week later. This species may be getting established.

Wingspan :   M & F, 36-40mm.

Confusion species

Southern Wainscot.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Reedbeds, fens, marshes, riversides, marshes and margins to ponds and lakes.


Common reed.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a fully grown larva, in a dead stem or leaf litter. Larva July to April. Pupates in situ in the spring.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JH, 27th June 2015, Monts.