Shoulder-striped Wainscot - Leucania comma

Alternative names
Mythimna comma
Description

Wingspan 32 to 37 mm. One of the more strongly marked Wainscots.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Occurs in a wide range of habitats.

When to see it

The single generation flies in June and July, and is attracted to light.

Life History

The caterpillar feeds by night on various grasses, especially Cock's-foot.

UK Status

This is a fairly common moth throughout most of Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident).

Reference
73.301 BF2205

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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