The Moths of Suffolk
1396 Mecyna flavalis, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : pRDB3

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Grassland on chalky soil

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late July to August

Larval foodplants : possibly Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo), Field Wormwood (Artemisia campestris) or Small Nettle (Urtica urens)

Aston's Additions : H. L. Horsfall took this at light at Cliff House, Dunwich on some occasion between 1909 and 1939 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. IV, pt. II, p. 131).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 25-29mm


Confusion species : None

Life history chart
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