Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2194 (ABH73.297) White-point Mythimna albipuncta, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10002

Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 12th Aug. 2020. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 12th Aug. 2020. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The round pure-white mark on the forewing of this species is diagnostic.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: One generation, May-November (mostly July-September)
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Coastal habitats, heathland, fens, woodland, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 38 (14.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 May to 15 November

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Clay Mythimna ferrago

Nationally Scarce B

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