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Mythimna impura (Hübner, 1808)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on different species of Gramineae like Dactylis glomerata and Phragmitis australis. Hibernates as a small larva low down in the vegetation and pupates in an underground cocoon.

The adults fly from late May till late August in one generation a year. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs till October. They come to light and sugar.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kapellen, 06 July 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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