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Leucania comma (Linnaeus, 1761)
previously: Mythimna comma (Linnaeus, 1761)

Shoulder-striped Wainscot
73.3010 (B&F: 2205)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Hadeninae
    »Tribe: Leucaniini

Status and ecology:

Resident normally occurs in sparingly in a wide range of grassy habitats, but is sometimes fairly common and occasionally common. Widespread, but only well distributed in the far east. Generally single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late July, occasionally to late August. A partial second emergence sometimes takes place between late September and mid November. Larvae feed on cock’s-foot and other unidentified grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

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Mill Pond Marsh, vi 2006 Photo: Ivan Lang

Mythimna comma (Linnaeus, 1761)

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