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Leucania comma (Linnaeus, 1761)

Shoulder-striped Wainscot
73.3010 (B&F: 2205)
Previously:Mythimna comma (Linnaeus, 1761)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Hadeninae
        »Tribe: Leucaniini

Resident normally occurs in sparingly in a wide range of grassy habitats, but is sometimes fairly common and occasionally common. Widespread, but only well distributed in the far east. Generally single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late July, occasionally to late August. A partial second emergence sometimes takes place between late September and mid November. Larvae feed on cock’s-foot and other unidentified grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

Mythimna comma (Linnaeus, 1761)
Battle, 22 vi 2019
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Mythimna comma (Linnaeus, 1761)
Mill Pond Marsh, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Mythimna comma (Linnaeus, 1761)
Little Bognor, 13 vi 2009
Photo: Rob Eadie
Mythimna comma (Linnaeus, 1761)
Battle, 07 vii 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Mythimna comma (Linnaeus, 1761)
Crowborough, 18 vi 2016
Photo: Charles Waters

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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