Common Wainscot - Mythimna pallens
Wingspan 30-35 mm. With a similar distribution to the Smoky Wainscot (M. impura). The two moths show some variation and can resemble one another, but this species generally has much cleaner whitish hindwings.
Grassland, woodland rides and gardens.
In the south there are two generations, flying from May to October; further north there is just one, in July and August.
Grasses make up the larval foodplants.
Occurring over much of Britain, this is a common species. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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