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Mythimna ferrago (Fabricius, 1787)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2193 / 73.298
Photo © Paul Butter

Similar Dorset Species
Mythimna albipuncta
Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on various grass species such as cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata) and meadow grass (Poa spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant in deciduous woodland containing wood meadow-grass (Poa humilis), and on unimproved dry grassland where smooth meadow-grass (Poa pratensis) grows. Elsewhere, the moth is frequent.

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/201919SY98 - Wareham
30/08/201979SY58 - Abbotsbury
25/08/201969ST90 - Spetisbury
25/08/2019139SY58 - Abbotsbury
24/08/201919SZ09 - Poole
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