Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Ian Gamble,  Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire (16/06/17)

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Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura
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Southern Wainscot
Mythimna straminea

(Treitschke, 1825) 2197 / 73.294

General comments:
Widespread but local resident.

Wetlands and other damp habitats support the Southern Wainscot, and a feature of all Hertfordshire sites is the presence of reeds. The moth is usually abundant where it is found. A particularly strongly marked form persists in several places within the Lea Valley and this has been misidentified on several occasions as Obscure Wainscot; such doubtful cases are always resolved by dissection of the genitalia, when the two are easily separated.

Recorded in 31 (76%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2023120TL31 - Hertford
17/08/2023120SP91 - Tring
12/08/2023120TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
10/08/2023120TL31 - Hertford
04/08/2023120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Reed and Reed Canary-grass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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