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Mythimna albipuncta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2194 / 73.297
Photo © Lynnette Nicholson,  15/09/2017 - Paston

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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: May-Nov (mostly July-Sept)
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
26/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/05/2020127TG20 - Norwich
25/05/2020128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
25/05/2020127TM18 - Diss
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