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Mythimna vitellina (H?bner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2195 / 73.295
Photo © Andy D Nunn,  Skidby VC 61

Similar Yorkshire Species: None
Forewing: 12-14mm
Flight: April to November (mostly August - October)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This migrant is often quite frequent in southern Britain but it was not recorded in Yorkshire until one was taken at Muston near Filey (VC61) by P. Q. Winter on 11.10.1978 (Bretherton & Chalmers-Hunt, 1979). One has since also been taken at Spurn (VC61) by B. R. Spence on 18.9.1982 (Bretherton & Chalmers-Hunt, 1983).

Beaumont, 2002: VC63. Worsbrough Country Park, 19.9.1992 (KDR). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005: VC62. Haxby, 10.10.2005 (TJC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD. VC65. Hutton Conyers, 12.10.2005 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): This species has turned up more frequently in recent years. In 2006 there was an exceptional influx with 39 records of 44 moths, mostly in VC61 but with records spread across four vice-counties.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 37 (19%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1978.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
22/10/2023161TA17 - Bempton
10/10/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
08/10/2023163SE51 - Askern
08/10/2023161TA32 - Withernsea
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