White-speck Mythimna unipuncta
White-speck Mythimna unipuncta
Adult • Gower, Glamorgan • © David Painter

73.296 BF2203
White-speck Mythimna unipuncta

(Haworth, 1809)


Wingspan 41-48 mm.

A migrant species, recorded in most months, but most frequent between August and October.

It is most commonly encountered in the south and south-west of England and Wales, and southern Ireland, and it is thought to be possibly resident in the far south-west.

The larva, which is rarely recorded in Britain, feeds on grasses.
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