Noctuidae : Hadeninae

Photo © Dave Hipperson,  Filby, 26/09/11 - Norfolk first.

Similar Norfolk Species
Obscure Wainscot
Leucania obsoleta
L-album Wainscot
2202 Mythimna l-album
(Linnaeus, 1767) 73.300
Norfolk status
Immigrant from northern Europe, appearing as a migrant in southern England where it is known to breed. Migrant records, and thought possible recent colonist in Suffolk.

A relatively well-marked and distinctive Wainscot favouring coastal rough grassland habitats. Comes to light, sugar, flowers (Ivy) and ripe blackberries.

First Norfolk record at a garden trap in Filby (D. Hipperson, 26/09/11)

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2011.

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Forewing: 15-16mm
Season: Two Generations. July, Sept - October
Foodplant:   Marram grass
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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