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Brown-line Bright-eye
Mythimna conigera

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2192 / 73.290

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on various grass species such as cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata), common couch (Elytrigia repens), meadow grass (Poa spp.) and fescue (Festuca spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common on Portland and frequent very locally on unimproved chalk grassland sites but decreasing; occasional singletons appear in other open habitats but it is virtually absent from woodland. The species has evidently declined since the middle of the last... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
26/07/201929SY67 Portland / Weymouth
24/07/2019+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis
23/07/201919SY79 Puddletown

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