The Moths of Suffolk
2201 Shore Wainscot, Mythimna litoralis, (Curtis, 1827)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Localised to the coastal areas, single inland record

Habitats : Coastal sand-dunes

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early September

Larval foodplants : Marram grass

Morley's Final Catalogue : Flying in the open, not uncommonly but difficult to catch, at Kessingland in June 1890; swarmed at Kessingland in 1903 (Bloomfield in EMM.). Rare at Lowestoft, before 1890 (Skepper, L).On the shore at Hopton in August 1927 (Mr) and at Easton in 1934 (Baker).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-18mm, Wingspan 36-42mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Southwold, Suffolk (30.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Southwold (17.viii.2001) © A Prichard
Found at night by torchlight feeding on Marram grass - Southwold, Suffolk (28.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman
Southwold, Suffolk (1.vii.2005) © Lee Gregory
 
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Southwold, Suffolk (29.vi.2005) © M Deans
Southwold, Suffolk (28.vi.2012) © A Prichard
Southwold, Suffolk (28.vi.2012) © A Prichard