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White-speck
Mythimna unipuncta

(Haworth, 1809) 2203 / 73.296
=American Wainscot

Norfolk status
Rare migrant.
Often confused with White-point.
Please photo/retain specimens for confirmation.

Characteristic dark diagonal streaks starting at the wing tips, merging in to dots and meeting in the middle if viewed at rest from above.

The larvae, which are rarely recorded in Britain, feed on grasses.

(aka American Wainscot)

Verification Grade Comment: Rare. Often confused with White-point.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1971.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
16/11/2018128TF82East Rudham
15/11/2018127TG42Eccles
15/11/2018128TF81Litcham
10/11/2018127TG33Paston
18/08/2006127TM17Scole
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: Recorded all months (most Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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