Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2208 (ABH73.304) Cosmopolitan Leucania loreyi (=Mythimna), (Duponchel, 1827)

KR10034

Sennen, Cornwall
Sennen, Cornwall
 Photo © Brian Stone
Sennen, Cornwall
 Photo © Brian Stone
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards

General Information

The pure white hindwings of this specie are diagnostic.

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

Forewing length: 16-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: Two/three generations, May-November (mainly September-October)
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Grassy, coastal areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Clay Mythimna ferrago
near Kyustendil, West Bulgaria. 7th July 2013
near Kyustendil, West Bulgaria. 7th July 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
White-speck Mythimna unipuncta

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