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Mythimna impura (Hübner, [1808])

Smoky Wainscot
73.2930 (B&F: 2198)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Hadeninae
        »Tribe: Leucaniini

A resident species often fairly common to common in a wide range of grassy habitats and sometimes very common at mv light along parts of the coast. Probably generally distributed. Usually single-brooded flying mainly from mid-June to mid-August, with an occasional partial second emergence between mid-September and late October. Larvae feed on various grasses including cock's-foot. (Pratt, 2011)

Mythimna impura (Hübner, 1808)
Crowborough, 17 vii 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Mythimna impura (Hübner, 1808)
Climping, 25 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Mythimna impura (Hübner, 1808)
Warnham LNR, 22 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Mythimna impura (Hübner, 1808)
Battle, 21 vii 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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