Devonshire Wainscot Leucania putrescens: Distribution map

Please note that the NBN Gateway map service has been terminated as of 1 April 2017.

As soon as a replacement map service is available, distribution maps will hopefully appear here again.

In the meantime, you can get some idea of distribution from the NBN Atlas website.

View the NBN Atlas Map

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.
back to top