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L-album Wainscot
Mythimna l-album

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2202 / 73.300

A rare and recent arrival with increasing numbers of sightings.

A species of rough grassland.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come to light.

Note the distinctive L-shaped line on the forewing should separate this from other species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (5%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2015.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-16mm
Flight: July and September - October
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
01/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
24/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
20/09/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
19/09/20224VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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