Mathew's Wainscot Mythimna favicolor
Adult • Iken Cliff, Suffolk • © Paul Kitchener

73.292 BF2200

Mathew's Wainscot Mythimna favicolor

(Barrett, 1896)

Wingspan c. 35-40mm.

Considered by some authorities to be a saltmarsh race of Common Wainscot (M. pallens), it does presently however have specific status in most literature.

A scarce species, occurring in saltmarsh habitats in the south-eastern coastal counties of England, where it flies in June and July.

The larva feeds on common saltmarsh-grass (Puccinellia maritima) and maybe also other grasses.
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