Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2201 (ABH73.299) Shore Wainscot Mythimna litoralis, (Curtis, 1827)

KR10021

Long Nanny, Northumberland 23-06-14
Long Nanny, Northumberland 23-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Long Nanny, Northumberland 23-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

This species has diagnostic white streaks running the length of the forewings, with brilliant white hindwings.

 

Pupates in sand.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Marram (Ammophila arenaria)
Flying: One/two generations, late June-late August and October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Coastal sand-dunes and beaches.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.


Nationally Scarce B

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