Irish moths

Common Wainscot

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Hadeninae 

2199     *     Common Wainscot     *     Mythimna pallens

Widespread, locally common
Wingspan: 30-35mm. Whitish hindwing

Flight time: June-October
Habitat: Urban and rural grasslands and woodland rides

Larvae feed on grasses including Cock's-foot, Couch, Meadow-grass

Similar: Smoky Wainscot, hindwing is +/- grey

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

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