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Senta flammea (Curtis, 1828)

Flame Wainscot
73.3050 (B&F: 2209)
Previously:Mythimna flammea (Curtis, 1828)

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


Suspected immigrant and episodic resident. As an immigrant the moth appears in a wide range of habitats, but where established in East Sussex in coastal reed-beds where it flies sparingly or fairly commonly especially at Pebsham. In danger of extinction in West Sussex and only known from Pagham. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid May until third week of June. Caterpillars have yet to be discovered in Sussex, although adults have been associated with common reed which is its food plant elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Mythimna flammea (Curtis, 1828)
Mill Pond Marsh, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Mythimna flammea (Curtis, 1828)
Mill Pond Marsh, 29 v 2010
Photo: Ivan Lang
Mythimna flammea (Curtis, 1828)
Ickelsham East Sussex, 31 v 2008
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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