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White-speck
Mythimna unipuncta

(Haworth, 1809) 2203 / 73.296
=American Wainscot

Davey, P., 2009: An immigrant species observed most often in the southern-most counties of England and Wales, extending inland to central England and very occasionally on the west coast of Scotland, the larva feeding on various grass species. In Dorset, the moth was first recorded at Church Knowle by Reverend E Bankes on 12 October 1891. More recently, it has appeared in almost every season in the past twenty-seven years, and over that time it has been recorded in each month of the year. Annual... Read More

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Recorded in 28 (70%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: Recorded all months (most August - October)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/12/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
27/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
26/11/201929SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
25/11/2019+9SY79 Puddletown
25/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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