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Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura

(Hübner, 1808) 2198 / 73.293
Photo © Dave Hatton,  VC63 - Pudsey, July 2014

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Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: One of the most generally distributed and common moths in Yorkshire, although never approaching the abundance levels of Noctua pronuba (Linnaeus). Recorded throughout all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the whole county particularly in grassy areas. A small second generation has become more noticeable in recent years but beware second generation Common Wainscots which can have slightly smoky hindwings.

Recorded in 178 (89%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
08/10/2023861TA07 - Hunmanby
07/10/2023263SE71 - Crowle
07/10/2023161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
07/10/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
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