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L-album Wainscot
Mythimna l-album (Linnaeus, 1767)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2202 / 73.300
Photo © Ian Mills,  24/09/2021 - Great Yarmouth - Hamilton Road

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Obscure Wainscot
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Forewing: 15-16mm
Flight: Two Generations. July, Sept - October
Foodplant:   Marram grass
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Future resident? Migrant from northern Europe, resident in southern England where it is known to breed.
Norfolk records are considered vagrants or migrants, with possible future colonisation occurring. Recent colonist in Suffolk where it can be common at coastal sites.

A relatively well-marked and distinctive Wainscot favouring coastal rough grassland habitats. Comes to light, sugar, flowers (Ivy) and ripe blackberries.

First Norfolk record in 2011 at a garden trap in Filby (D. Hipperson, 26/09/11)
Also recorded at Bradwell, Norfolk (VC25 Suffolk) in 2011 (K. Knights, 30/09/11)

After a six year gap, several records in 2017 including a first for VC28 at Weeting (J. Symonds, 13/10/17)

Recorded in 17 (23%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
13/10/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/10/2021128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
11/10/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/10/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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