Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2200 (ABH73.292) Mathew's Wainscot Mythimna favicolor, (Barrett, 1896)

KR10008

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

This species is considered by some authorities to be a saltmarsh race of the Common Wainscot.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 16-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Saltmarsh-grass (Puccinellia maritima), grasses
Flying: One/two generations, mid June-late July and September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Coastal and esturine saltmarshes.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Southern Wainscot Mythimna straminea
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens

Nationally Scarce B

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