The Moths of Suffolk
2208 Cosmopolitan, Mythimna loreyi, (Duponchel, 1827)

National Status : Immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : May be recorded from May to mid-November, peaking late August to early October

Larval foodplants : Various grasses

Records : Landguard (N Odin & M Marsh, 2000), Bawdsey (M Deans, 24.viii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-17mm, Wingspan 34-44mm


Confusion species
    AdultSouthern Wainscot, Mythimna straminea
White-speck, Mythimna unipuncta

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Dorset (ix.2003) © M Deans

Life history chart
imago imago imago no datano data

Further Photographs

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Portland (14.ii.2004) © L Gregory
The second County record. - Bawdsey, Suffolk (24.viii.2006) © Matthew Deans