The Moths of Suffolk
2195 Delicate, Mythimna vitellina, (Hübner, 1808)

National Status : Immigrant; resident Channels Islands

Local Status : Occasional immigrant (SMP Status 3)

Flight Period : May be recorded April to November

Larval foodplants : Various grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : A single quite fresh specimen at sugar on the top of Gorleston Cliff on 1 October 1922 (Doughty). None later.

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-14mm, Wingspan 36-43mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Bawdsey (12.x.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (15.x.2005) © P.Kitchener
Bawdsey, Suffolk (11.x.2005) © M Deans
Las Descargues, France. (ix.2006) © Neil Sherman
 
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Hvoina, Bulgaria (20.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman