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Mythimna vitellina

(Hübner, 1808) 2195 / 73.295

Morley's Final Catalogue: A single quite fresh specimen at sugar on the top of Gorleston Cliff on 1 October 1922 (Doughty). None later.

Recent Suffolk Status: A regular immigrant species to the county that may have quite recently colonized, with larger numbers noted from many sites in 2023 including well inland.

Life history: Possibly double-brooded in Suffolk. Most records are in the autumn.

Identification: Quite variable in colour, with some quite pale and others darker with more obvious cross lines, but unlike any other wainscot species.

Habitat: Coastal sites, grassy habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 39 (67%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1922.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/11/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
31/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/10/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
30/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: April-November. (mostly Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Grasses
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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