Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Common Wainscot
Mythimna pallens

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2199 / 73.291

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Populations can reach enormously high levels. These peaks often coincide with periods of immigration activity but there is no evidence at all that this species is an immigrant in our area.

Recorded in 39 (95%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2023120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
02/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
01/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
26/09/2023120TL31 - Hertford
25/09/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Weeks]
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