Shore Wainscot Mythimna litoralis
Shore Wainscot Mythimna litoralis
Adult • Gower, Glamorgan • © David Painter

73.299 BF2201
Shore Wainscot Mythimna litoralis

(Curtis, 1827)


Wingspan 36-42 mm.

A strictly coastal species, occurring locally in sand dunes around the English and Welsh coastlines, more rarely in Scotland and Ireland.

A quite distinctive moth, with its blackish-bordered white streak along the length of the forewing.

The larvae feed on marram (Ammophila arenaria) during the night, burrowing in the sand to hide by day.
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