Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2193 (ABH73.298) Clay Mythimna ferrago, (Fabricius, 1787)

KR10001

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This moth has a tear-shaped elliptical mark on its forewing.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: One generation, late June - early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open woodland, grassland, scrub, heathland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 130 (48.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 12 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 05 July

Similar Species
Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
White-point Mythimna albipuncta
Sennen, Cornwall
Sennen, Cornwall
 Photo © Brian Stone
Cosmopolitan Leucania loreyi (=Mythimna)


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