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Mythimna ferrago

(Fabricius, 1787) 2193 / 73.298
Photo © Terry Box, 24 Jun 2017,  SE4672Pilmoor, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and sometimes common. Recorded from all five vice-counties where there is rough grassland. The larvae can be found at night in spring feeding on cock's-foot and tor grass as well as other grass species (PQW pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county in grassy places in good numbers and often coming into gardens. No recent changes in distribution or numbers.

Recorded in 167 (84%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2023161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
05/09/2023161SE64 - Wheldrake
03/09/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
02/09/2023161SE64 - Wheldrake
31/08/2023161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
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