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2209 Flame Wainscot, Mythimna flammea (Curtis, 1828)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Na

Suspected immigrant and episodic resident. As an immigrant the moth appears in a wide range of habitats, but where established in East Sussex in coastal reed-beds where it flies sparingly or fairly commonly especially at Pebsham. In danger of extinction in West Sussex and only known from Pagham. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid May until third week of June. Caterpillars have yet to be discovered in Sussex, although adults have been associated with common reed which is its food plant elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

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Mill Pond Marsh, vi 2006 Photo: Ivan Lang

Mythimna flammea (Curtis, 1828)

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