Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records679398471575191
Number of individuals7585267971729534
Unique positions95809310316
Unique locations95789510213
Adult records663384441495191
Immature records02000

For the county, we have a total of 2314 records from 383 sites. First recorded in 1883.


73.301 Shoulder-striped wainscot 04
© Nancy Stedman
73.301 Shoulder-striped Wainscot 03
© Damian Money
73.301 Shoulder-striped Wainscot 02
© Andy Nunn
73.301 Shoulder-striped Wainscot 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously reported as 'Widely distributed but evidently not as common as might be expected' (YNU, 1970). This species has now been much more frequently recorded, especially in the east of the County.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 1995 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Doing well and widespread across the county. Numbers seem to have increased a little recently.

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