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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)
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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