Shoulder-striped Wainscot - Leucania comma

    Alt Name
    Mythimna comma

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


    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).

    73.301 BF2205

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map