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Mythimna vitellina

(Hübner, 1808) 2195 / 73.295

Davey, P., 2009: An immigrant species observed most often in the southern-most counties of England and very occasionally further north, the larva feeding on various soft-bladed grass species such as cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata). In Dorset, the moth has been recorded in sixteen out of the past twenty-one years. Annual frequency has varied enormously from scarce to abundant with the highest numbers in coastal areas. "This is an insect that is unable to tolerate the climate of these islands,... 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: 12-14mm
Flight: April to November (mostly August - October)
Foodplant:   Grasses
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/11/201939SY79 Puddletown
05/11/201919SY98 Wareham
03/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
31/10/201929SY58 Abbotsbury
31/10/201929SY79 Puddletown

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