Smoky Wainscot - Mythimna impura
Wingspan 31-38 mm. Named after the dusky or smoky suffusion on the hindwing.
Downland, sand dunes and rough grassy areas.
It flies from June to August, sometimes later in the south as a partial second brood.
The larval foodplants are mainly grasses.
This is a fairly common species over most of the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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