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Mathew's Wainscot
Mythimna favicolor (Barrett, 1896)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2200 / 73.292

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Wainscot
Mythimna pallens
Southern Wainscot
Mythimna straminea
Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: May - July (Aug)
Foodplant:   Common Saltmarsh-grass
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Nat Status: Scarce
Ex Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
No confirmed Norfolk records.

DNA bar-coding has shown that Mathew's Wainscot is a coastal form/race of Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) occurring in saltmarsh habitats from southern Suffolk to East Kent and from West Sussex to western Hampshire.

*We will keep Mathew's Wainscot listed as a separate species to differentiate possible future records.

Verification Grade Comment: No confirmed Norfolk records.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
Further info: Mythimna favicolor
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