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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
02/08/20202727TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/08/2020328TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
01/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/08/20204027TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/07/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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