Noctuidae : Xyleninae

Photo © Mike Williams,  Salthouse, 24/08/08

Similar Norfolk Species
Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura
Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis
Porter's Rustic
2392a Proxenus hospes
(Freyer, 1831) 73.104
Norfolk status
Rare immigrant.
A rather drab and easily overlooked species.
First British record in 1978.
Larva has not been recorded in Britain, on the continent it has been recorded feeding on various herbaceous plants.
Several Suffolk records in recent years.

First Norfolk record 24th August 2008 at Salthouse. (Michael Williams, Derbyshire)

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2008.

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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Season: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Immigrant
 Immature Adult
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