Devonshire Wainscot Leucania putrescens
Devonshire Wainscot Leucania putrescens
Adult • Berry Head, Devon • ©

73.303 BF2206
Devonshire Wainscot Leucania putrescens

(Hübner, [1824])


Wingspan 32-36 mm.

A local species, occurring mainly coastally in the south-western region of England and south Wales.

It inhabits grassy areas or cliffs close to the shore, and the larvae feed nocturnally on a range of grasses.

The adults fly in late July and August, and are attracted to various flowering plants, as well as sugar and light.
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