The Moths of Suffolk
2193 Clay, Mythimna ferrago, (Fabricius, 1787)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Various open habitats; open woodland, grassland, scrub, heathland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August, occasional later records to early October

Larval foodplants : Grasses

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

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-18mm, Wingspan 36-44mm


Confusion species
    AdultWhite-point, Mythimna albipuncta

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2002) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman