Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma
Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma
Adult • Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorkshire • © Dave Chesmore

73.301 BF2205
Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma

(Linnaeus, 1761)


Wingspan 32-37 mm.

One of the more strongly marked Wainscots, this is a fairly common moth throughout most of Britain, occurring in a wide range of habitats.

The single generation flies in June and July, and is attracted to light.

The caterpillar feeds by night on various grasses, especially cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata).
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