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Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2198 / 73.293
Photo © Peter Kitchener

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Wainscot
Mythimna pallens
Southern Wainscot
Mythimna straminea
Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Grassland, scrub, fens, heathland, open woodland and gardens.
Widespread.
Smoky grey hindwing diagnostic among similar Wainscots.

Recorded in 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
01/09/2020128TF64 - Hunstanton
26/08/2020327TM18 - Diss
22/08/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
22/08/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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