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Clay
Mythimna ferrago
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White-point
Mythimna albipuncta

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2194 / 73.297

Morley's Final Catalogue: Hemley parsonage garden, a single example which came to sugar on 5 September 1902: Waller (Barrett EMM. 1902, 263).
Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Immigrant and recent resident species. Single-brooded in one long extended generation.

Identification: Most like the Clay and easily confused. Note the black area of scales on the underside of the male moths is present on both species so cannot be used as a feature for identity. The main feature is the kidney mark, which is pure white and round on White-point, unlike on Clay where it is normally more teardrop shaped. White-point is also slightly smaller.

Habitat: Various grassy habitats.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2024226TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
02/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
29/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: May-Nov (mostly July-Sept)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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