Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Denticucullus pygmina Haworth, 1809
Small Wainscot

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.144

An abundant species found in damp woodland and marshy areas but also common on the machair from August to September . Quite variable in its ground colour.

Various sedges Carex and grasses Gramineae are used as foodplants

Denticucullus pygmina
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