Irish moths

Small Wainscot, Chortodes pygmina

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Amphipyrinae

2350     *     Small Wainscot     *     Chortodes pygmina

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 23-29mm. Ground colour can be variable

Flight time: July-September
Habitat: Damp woodland, wet heaths, marshes and ditches

Larval food plants: Sedges, Cotton-grass

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2010

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