Obscure Wainscot

Mythimna obsoleta


Wingspan 36mm. The fore-wing is creamy-white with dark scales emphasising the whiter veins. There is a white dot at the end of the central vein and a row of black dots further towards the wing-tip.


Reed-beds. The larval food-plant is Common Reed.

Status and distribution

Local and confined mostly to the south of Britain. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to July.