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Shore Wainscot
Mythimna litoralis

(Curtis, 1827) 2201 / 73.299

Davey, P., 2009: A local species of coastal sandhills in England and Wales plus two sites in Scotland, the larva feeding nocturnally on marram (Ammophila arenaria) and hiding in the sand by day. The moth is reputed to have a protracted emergence period between mid-June and late September. In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant amongst marram growing on the sand dunes facing Studland Bay and frequent in similar habitat both on Brownsea Island and on the northern periphery of Hengistbury Head.... Read More

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Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2015.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: Two generations June-Aug. Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Marram grass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/201519SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
29/06/201529SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
22/06/201519SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
28/07/201419SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
21/07/201469SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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