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73.288 ~ 2191 ~ Double Line ~ Mythimna turca
UK Status

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

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. Recorded throughout, but far more numerous in the western half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 44-52mm.

Confusion species

Clay, Treble Lines.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


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


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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 1st July 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by TY&AY, July 2009, Trefeglwys