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National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Broadleaved grasses.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded197119831971
Year last recorded201120102011
Number of records26317560
Number of individuals788761728
Unique positions12511272
Unique locations7910178
Adult records24417522
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 560 records from 178 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1971.


2196 Striped Wainscot 03
© Martin Wood
2196 Striped Wainscot 02
© Jack Oughton
2196 Striped Wainscot 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in south-east England, otherwise local in the rest of England and Wales, the larva feeding near the ground on various broad-bladed grasses such as common reed (Phragmites australis), hairy wood-rush (Luzula pilosa), purple moor-grass (Molinia caerulea), cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata) and reed canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea). In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant among purple moor-grass on wet heaths and mire in the Poole Basin, and at low density in both damp unimproved grassland in the Blackmoor Vale, and in old woodland that has avoided deforestation where hairy wood-rush still grows. Elsewhere it is absent.

Hill, L., 2014: PBO, on 17 June 2014 (M Cade); there are 2 previous Portland records of which no details are available at this time.

Last updated: 18 June 2014


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