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Smoky Wainscot
Mythimna impura (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2198 / 73.293
Photo © Rob Lee,  MV Trap Cromer

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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
17/06/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
16/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/06/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
09/06/2021128TF52 - Terrington
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