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Mythimna litoralis (Curtis, 1827)

Shore Wainscot
73.2990 (B&F: 2201)

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


A species which is resident but in danger of extinction in both vice-counties. Often fairly common and sometimes common at mv light amongst sand dunes and occasionally very common at Camber. Extremely local but distinctly irregular in high numbers, with only three strong colonies - at Camber in the east, and Climping and West Wittering in the west. Usually single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to late July with a partial second emergence sometimes occurring between mid-September and mid-October. Larvae feed on marram grass. (Pratt, 2011)

Mythimna litoralis (Curtis, 1827)
Bracklesham, 09 vi 2020
Photo: Derek Lee
Mythimna litoralis (Curtis, 1827)
, vii 2010
Photo: Dave Green
Mythimna litoralis (Curtis, 1827)
Pagham Harbour, 20 ix 2008
Photo: Ivan Lang
Mythimna litoralis (Curtis, 1827)
Rye Harbour LNR, 14 vii 2005
Photo: Chris Bentley
Mythimna litoralis (Curtis, 1827)
East Head, 09 vii 2013
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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