Shoulder-striped Wainscot - Leucania comma

Alternative names
Mythimna comma

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

Identification difficulty

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).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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