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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Broadleaved grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1940185718831883
Year last recorded2011201420142012
Number of records13471121
Number of individuals5545265
Unique positions109105
Unique locations10885
Adult records845921
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 92 records from 31 sites. First recorded in 1857.


73.289 Striped Wainscot 02
© Terry Box, 27 Jun 2012
73.289 Striped Wainscot 01
© Charles Fletcher, 29 Jun 2005

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has now been recorded from a few more localities in the County since the last list (YNU, 1970), but is still very local.

2012 (CHF): Still very local in the county and Yorkshire is the northern limit of this species. There are scattered records from our lowland heaths - Strensall, Skipwith and Thorne Moors - but at some of these it has not been seen for several years. The biggest counts by far have been from wetland areas near Bishop Monkton in VC64 eg 38 on 1.7.2006. This species can often be identified by a subtle pinkish tinge on the rather broad wings.

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