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White-point
Mythimna albipuncta
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Clay
Mythimna ferrago

(Fabricius, 1787) 2193 / 73.298

A common resident across the region.

Found in a wide ranger of open habitats including gardens and open woodland.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come readily to light.

Note often mistaken for the rarer White-point. In Clay the white mark on the kidney mark is small to almost absent and tear-shaped or ellipitical. On White-point it is much more obvious and almost round.

Recorded in 116 (83%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
23/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
16/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
13/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
12/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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