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Leucania obsoleta (Hübner, [1803])

Obscure Wainscot
73.3020 (B&F: 2204)
Previously:Mythimna obsoleta (Hübner, 1803)


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

Resident, the moth occurs sparingly at mv light in reed-beds but is sometimes fairly common in reed-beds near the coast, and occasionally fairly common at Ickelsham. Extremely local in numbers. Apparently single-brooded flying mainly from late May to late August but has been seen up to late September. Larvae feed on (common) reed. (Pratt, 2011)

Mythimna obsoleta (Hübner, 1803)
Battle, 20 v 2020
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Mythimna obsoleta (Hübner, 1803)
Lindfield, 21 vi 2015
Photo: Bob Foreman
Mythimna obsoleta (Hübner, 1803)
Etchingahm, 14 vi 2015
Photo: Caroline Moore
Mythimna obsoleta (Hübner, 1803)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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