Irish status: Widespread and Common
Smoky Wainscot - This moth has a wingspan of 31-38 mm. It has been recorded as flying in two generations but normally fly in a single generation from around May to September. The foodplant of the lava are mainly of various grasses including sedge and rush. It is usually night flying and attracted to light. It has a dusky grey underwing which distinguishes it from the common form. Hence the name. Photographed in Greaghnafarna Co. Leitrim.