2191 Double Line, Mythimna turca (Linnaeus, 1761)
Status and ecology:
National Status: Nb
A resident species presumed extinct in both vice-counties. Most recent record was at Marley Common in the extreme north-west in 1986. Previously native and sometimes common in certain mature oak woods. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to mid-July. Elsewhere, larvae feed on cock's-foot, wood-rush and wood meadow-grass. (Pratt, 2011)
North Devon, 13 vii 2013 Photo: Derek Lee
Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.