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Bright-line Brown-eye
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Brown-line Bright-eye
Mythimna conigera

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2192 / 73.290

General comments:
Widespread resident.

The Brown-line Bright-eye frequents a range of habitats across the county, but is by far most numerous in damp grasslands and marshes and is not reported from a number of adequately recorded dry sites. It seems to matter little if the damp grassland areas are open and exposed or within woodlands.

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
10/08/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
09/08/2023220TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
30/07/2023220TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
29/07/2023120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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