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Oria musculosa

Wikipedia Abstract

The Brighton Wainscot (Oria musculosa) is a moth of the family Noctuidae.It is found in mainland Europe, north Africa and central Asia, with a separated population in South Africa.It is nationally scarce in Britain where it may be confined to Salisbury Plain, and was pronounced extinct as a resident species by 2013.The wingspan is 28–34 mm.The moth flies in July and August.The larvae feed internally in the stems of cereal crops.
View Wikipedia Record: Oria musculosa

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Avena sativa (oats)[1]
Hordeum vulgare (cereal barley)[1]
Secale cereale (common rye)[1]
Triticum aestivum (common wheat)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Apamea anceps (Large Nutmeg)2
Apamea sordens1
Corvus frugilegus (Rook)2
Delia florilega (bean seed maggot)3
Euxoa tritici1
Geomyza tripunctata1
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)3
Leptopterna dolabrata (meadow plant bug)3
Luperina testacea (Flounced Rustic)3
Mesapamea secalis (Common Rustic)2
Mesoligia literosa4
Tipula paludosa (European crane fly)1




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1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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