Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Clay
Mythimna ferrago
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White-point
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 557 records in 2014.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/11/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/11/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/11/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
15/11/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
15/11/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Season: May-Nov (mostly July-Sept)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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