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73.296 (BF2203)


Mythimna unipuncta
Adult: 2
Migrant. Rare.


The dark apical streak and obvious white spot on the brownish forewing with tints of orange should aid identification.

Recording Method.

Attracted to light, also comes to sugar and flowers.

Life cycle

Unlikely to survive winter in the region.

Larval foodplants

Larvae rarely found in Britain but elsewhere grasses..


Coastal grassy areas.


The first records came on 24th September 2000, with one found 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.

18 record(s) from 7 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2002 2000

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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