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Shore Wainscot
Mythimna litoralis (Curtis, 1827)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2201 / 73.299
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Holme next the Sea, Norfolk.

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: Two generations June-Aug. Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Marram grass.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Localised to the Norfolk coast.
Diagnostic white streaks running length of forewing, with brilliant white hindwing.
Coastal sand-dunes, beaches.

Almost always is double brooded in Norfolk, the second brood may usually be quite small but in good years it can be even larger than the first.

Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/09/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
29/09/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
23/09/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/09/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/09/2020227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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