73.294 (2197) Southern Wainscot Mythimna straminea (Treitschke, 1825)

Status
Resident? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
During the latter half of July 1996 two were caught at Caerlaverock WWT. One was trapped at Auchencairn in early September 2003.
 
During 2011 one was trapped at Langyards Wood (VC72) on 25th June, with another caught at Glencaple on the merse on 14th July and two trapped at Mersehead on 22nd July.
 
Life cycle
Overwinters as a small larva during August to early June, feeding  by night and hiding by day in old reed stems or leaf litter.
 
Larval foodplants
Common Reed and Reed Canary-grass.
 
Identification
One key feature is the pale band across the forehead.
 
Habitat
Marshes, fens and water ditches.
 
Recorders' notes
Great care required to separate from other wainscots. It is possibly being overlooked on the Solway coast.
© Alison Robertson, Langyards Wood, 25 June 2011
© Alison Robertson, Mersehead, 22 July 2011

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  • Butterfly Conservation - Macro-moth provisional distribution for the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland) from the National Moth Recording Scheme
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