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2198 ~ Smoky Wainscot ~ Mythimna impura
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 31-38mm.

Confusion species

Southern Wainscot, Common Wainscot.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


All types of grassland.


Many grasses including, cock's-foot, common reed and hairy wood-rush.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva low down amongst the grasses. Larva August-June, feeding at night. Pupates in a cocoon underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 3rd July 2009, Llanfyllin