Noctuidae: Hadeninae

10002 White-point Mythimna albipuncta, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2194 (ABH73.297)

Christophstal, June 2015
Christophstal, June 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, June 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell

General Information

The round pure-white mark on the forewing of this species is diagnostic.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: One generation, May-November (mostly July-September)
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident


Coastal habitats, heathland, fens, woodland, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-Württemberg.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 25 May to 10 September

Similar Species
Christophstal, August 2012
Christophstal, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Clay Mythimna ferrago

Larva Type:
Brown, yellow, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: