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Clay
Mythimna ferrago

(Fabricius, 1787) 2193 / 73.298

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on various grass species such as cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata) and meadow grass (Poa spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant in deciduous woodland containing wood meadow-grass (Poa humilis), and on unimproved dry grassland where smooth meadow-grass (Poa pratensis) grows. Elsewhere, the moth is frequent.

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/201919SY98 Wareham
30/08/201979SY58 Abbotsbury
25/08/2019139SY58 Abbotsbury
25/08/201969ST90 Spetisbury
24/08/201919SZ09 Poole

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