Noctuidae : Hadeninae

Photo © Mike Crewe,  MV trap, Sheringham

Similar Norfolk Species
Mythimna ferrago
Mythimna albipuncta

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.297/2194
Norfolk status
Immigrant and recent resident.
Coastal habitats, heathland, fens, woodland, scrub, gardens.
Round pure white mark on forewing diagnostic.

Over the last decade this species has established itself in the County, with only 5 records in 2000 up to 408 records in 2011.

Recorded in 59 (86%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/10/2015127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
28/10/2015128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
23/10/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
23/10/2015127TG24 - Cromer
22/10/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Season: May-Nov (mostly July-Sept)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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