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2191 ~ Double Line ~ Mythimna turca
UK Status

Resident and possible migrant. Nat. Scarce B SW,(SE)

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. Quite well recorded in the west of the county and from a single site in the far east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 44-52mm.

Confusion species

Clay, Treble Lines.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Pasture that adjoins mature woodland. The moth favours gorse, scrub or bracken cover when available.

Foodplant

Common bent and creeping soft-grass below pedunculate oak.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva amongst the grasses. Larva August-May. Pupates in a cocoon just below the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 1st July 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by TY&AY, July 2009, Trefeglwys