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73.301 ~ 2205 ~ Shoulder-striped Wainscot ~ Leucania comma
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species that is found in low numbers throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-42mm.

Confusion species

Devonshire Wainscot, L-album Wainscot, Obscure Wainscot.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly found in fens and marshes, but also on various types of grassland and gardens.


Various grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a fully grown larva in an underground cocoon, in which it pupates in the spring. Larva July-September, feeding at night. 
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th May 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 18th May 2011, Middletown