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73.302 ~ 2204 ~ Obscure Wainscot ~ Leucania obsoleta
UK Status

Resident. Local S,EC,(WC).

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2015, in Montgomery. This species may be getting established as it has since been recorded at several sites across the county.

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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JH, 27th June 2015, Monts.