73.295 (2195) The Delicate Mythimna vitellina (Hübner, [1808])

Status
Immigrant.
 
Flight period
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History
The first three records were all caught at Kirkton (VC72), the first in mid-August 1992, while the other two were in late September and early October, 2006.
 
There must have been a rush in 2006 of The Delicate as one was recorded at Forest Moor, Wigtownshire, while others occurred in Kirkcudbrightshire at Auchencairn, Slack Heugh Bay and New Abbey, all in the autumn.
 
Life cycle
It is unknown whether it can overwinter.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on various grasses.
 
Identification
Separation from the wainscots is relatively easy as none of them have three wavy cross-lines.
 
Habitat
Mainly grassy coastal areas, but can occur inland.
© Keith Naylor

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