Brown-line Bright-eye - Mythimna conigera


Wingspan 30 to 35 mm. The wings have a conspicuous tear shaped white mark and brown cross-lines and veins near the outer edge.

Identification difficulty
When to see it

The adults fly in June and July from dusk.

Life History

The larvae are nocturnal and feed on grasses, particularly Cock's-foot and Common Couch.

UK Status

Fairly common in much of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map