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Similar West Midlands Species
Common Wainscot
Mythimna pallens
Southern Wainscot
Mythimna straminea
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Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura

(Hübner, 1808) 2198 / 73.293

A common species found across the region.

Found in a variety of open grassy places and also in gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come readily to light.

Note the dark hindwings and dark stripe on the forewing should distinguish it from Common and Southern Wainscots.

Recorded in 122 (87%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
04/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
21/09/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
18/09/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
14/09/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
11/09/20226VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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