2205 Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma ABH 73.001


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Family Noctuidae » Hadeninae

Wingspan 32-37 mm.

Flight period The single generation flies in June and July, and is attracted to light..

Descripttion One of the more strongly marked Wainscots, The long, thick, black streak from base to centre of wing, white costal streak, and prominent, white, finger-like veins reaching from centre of wing to termen are diagnostic

Food Plants .The caterpillar feeds by night on various grasses, especially cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata).Larva feeds on various grasses, especially Cock's-foot, over-wintering in a cocoon.