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L-album Wainscot
Mythimna l-album

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2202 / 73.300

Norfolk status
New resident? Migrant from northern Europe, resident in southern England where it is known to breed.
Norfolk records initially of vagrants or migrants, with probable colonisation now occurring. Recent colonist in Suffolk where it can be common at coastal sites.

A relatively well-marked and distinctive Wainscot favouring coastal rough grassland habitats. Comes to light, sugar, flowers (Ivy) and ripe blackberries.

First Norfolk record in 2011 at a garden trap in Filby (D. Hipperson, 26/09/11)
Also recorded at Bradwell, Norfolk (VC25 Suffolk) in 2011 (K. Knights, 30/09/11)

After a six year gap, several records in 2017 including a first for VC28 at Weeting (J. Symonds, 13/10/17)

Recorded in 30 (41%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2010.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
31/10/2023127TG33Ridlington
22/10/2023127TG42Eccles
19/10/2023127TG42Eccles
11/10/2023127TG42Eccles
10/10/2023127TG42Eccles
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Forewing: 15-16mm
Flight: Two Generations. July, Sept - October
Foodplant:   Marram grass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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