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Shore Wainscot
Mythimna litoralis (Curtis, 1827)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2201 / 73.299
Photo © Tim Hodge,  04/07/2015 - Horsey Corner

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: Two generations June-Aug. Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Marram grass.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Localised to the Norfolk coast.
Diagnostic white streaks running length of forewing, with brilliant white hindwing.
Coastal sand-dunes, beaches.

Almost always is double brooded in Norfolk, the second brood may usually be quite small but in good years it can be even larger than the first.

Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/2020327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/05/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/05/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
2019427TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
19/10/2019127TG50 - Yarmouth
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