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White-speck
Mythimna unipuncta (Haworth, 1809)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
73.296/2203
Photo © Keith Naylor

Similar Norfolk Species
White-point
Mythimna albipuncta
Clay
Mythimna ferrago
Forewing: 18-21mm.
Season: Recorded all months (most Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare migrant.
Coastal grassy areas.
Often confused with White-point.
Please photo/retain specimens for confirmation.

The larvae, which are rarely recorded in Britain, feed on grasses.

(aka American Wainscot)

Verification Grade Comment: Rare. Often confused with White-point.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1971.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/11/2018128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
15/11/2018128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
15/11/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
10/11/2018127TG33 - Bacton
18/08/2006127TM17 - Scole
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