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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)

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North Devon, 13 vii 2013 Photo: Derek Lee

Mythimna turca (Linnaeus, 1761)


Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.

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