Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Mythimna ferrago
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White-point
Mythimna albipuncta

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2194 / 73.297

Davey, P., 2009: An immigrant species observed in the southern and eastern counties of England, the larva feeding on various soft-bladed grass species such as cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata). In Dorset, historically, old records suggest a species that was able to produce a resident second brood An immigrant species observed in the southern and eastern counties of England, the larva feeding on various soft-bladed grass species such as cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata). In Dorset, historically,... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - November (mostly July-September)
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
03/11/201919SY79 Puddletown
31/10/201929SY78 Broadmayne
31/10/201929SY58 Abbotsbury
29/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
26/10/201919SY79 Puddletown

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