The Clay - Mythimna ferrago
Wingspan 35-40 mm. This moth often has a pinkish tinge to the forewings. The male has a distinctive black triangle or chevron on the underside of the abdomen.
It occupies a range of habitats, though preferring more wooded areas
Flies during July and August.
The caterpillars feed chiefly on various grasses, but also on low plants such as Dandelion and Chickweed.
Relatively common over most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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