The Moths of Suffolk
2194 White-point, Mythimna albipuncta, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident and immigrant (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Commonest in the east of the county, especially in coastal areas. In recent years it has become establised as a resident in other parts of the county.

Habitats : Coastal habitats, heathland, fens, woodland, scrub, gardens

Flight Period : May be recorded; from mid-May to October

Larval foodplants : Various grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Hemley parsonage garden, a single example which came to sugar on 5 September 1902: Waller (Barrett EMM. 1902, 263).

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-17mm, Wingspan 32-37mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultClay, Mythimna ferrago

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Minsmere (29.ix.2001) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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2 13 6 100 37 8

Life history chart
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imago imago imago no datano data

Further Photographs

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (31.viii.2006) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (23.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (2.ix.2014) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (10.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener