L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album - Distribution map

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73.3 BF2202

L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album

(Linnaeus, 1767)

Wingspan 30-35 mm.

One of the more distinctively-marked of the wainscots, this species is restricted to the southern counties of England from Cornwall eastwards to Kent.

It is easily attracted to sugar, and also comes to light. The adults fly in two generations; in July and again in September and October.

Its favoured habitats are damp coastal habitats such as brackish ditches. The overwintering caterpillars feed on a range of grasses.
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