The Moths of Suffolk
2192 Brown-line Bright-eye, Mythimna conigera, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Grassland, scrub, fens, heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Of frequent occurrence throughout the County, from Bentley to Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-17mm, Wingspan 32-38mm


Confusion species : None

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Eye (19.vii.2000) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Tattingstone, Suffolk (13.vii.2010) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (10.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman