Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2195 (ABH73.295) Delicate Mythimna vitellina, (Hübner, [1808])

KR10003

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 21st Oct. 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
Hemingford Grey, 21st Oct. 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The adults of this species vary in colour from very pale yellow to almost orange.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua), grasses
Flying: Two generations, April-November (mostly August-October)
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Common

Habitat

Mainly grassy coastal areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 11 (4.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 June to 26 October



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Brown, yellow, white, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5