73.296 (2203) White-speck Mythimna unipuncta (Haworth, 1809)

Status
Immigrant. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The first records came on 24th September 2000, with one at Craig (VC72), two at Milton Point and one at Garheugh Cliffs. There was obviously a major influx as another thirteen records were recorded between 29th September and 5th November 2000, six at Kirkton, and seven in Cally Woods.
 
One was trapped at Auchencairn (VC73) on 1st August 2002.
 
Life cycle
Unknown to survive winter in Scotland.
 
Larval foodplants
Grasses.
 
Identification
The dark apical streak and obvious white spot on the brownish forewing with tints of orange should aid identity.
 
Habitat
Coastal grassy areas.
© K Naylor per R Mearns, Milton Point, 24 September 2000 

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