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Leucania loreyi

(Duponchel, 1827) 2208 / 73.304
=Mythimna loreyi

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very scarce immigrant, mainly in the autumn. The first county record was in 2000, at Landguard, Felixstowe (N. Odin). The best year for records was 2023, when 3 were noted.

Life history: Triple-brooded on the continent.

Identification: Similar to Southern wainscot, but that has a slightly hooked forewing tip and a greyish hindwing, unlike Cosmopolitan which has a white hindwing. White-speck has a more pointed forewing and dark grey hindwings.

Habitat: Coastal sites.

Verification Grade Comment: Very rare.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/10/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
22/10/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
28/10/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
11/08/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16-17mm.
Flight: Two (Three) generations May-Nov. (most Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Grasses
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Scarce Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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