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Double Line
Mythimna turca

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2191 / 73.288

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species restricted to south-west Wales, Devon and Cornwall, Cheshire and a few counties in south-east England, the larva feeding nocturnally on wood-rush (Luzula spp.), cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata) and wood meadow-grass (Poa nemoralis). In Dorset, the moth was discovered by Dr P Sterling on a large estate containing old, mixed woodland and parkland, situated at a relatively elevated position of one hundred and fifty metres above mean sea level. Most of the moths... Read More

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Recorded in 22 (55%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/201939ST72 Stour Provost
09/07/201819ST61 Sherborne
04/07/2018+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
22/06/201719SY79 Puddletown
21/06/2017+9SY58 Abbotsbury

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