Mythimna l-album, Crete - photo © Andreas Manz

Mythimna l-album, Crete - photo © Andreas Manz

Mythimna l-album (Linnaeus, 1767)


Mythimna l-album is a moth of the family Noctuidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Mythimna l-album (Linnaeus, 1767)

Phalaena (Noctua) l-album (Linnaeus, 1767)

Leucania penicillata (Moore, 1881)

Mythimna (Foehstia) valeriae (Beck, 2007)

Common name

L-album Wainscot


Superfamily: Noctuoidea > Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Hadeninae > Tribus: Leucaniini > Genus: Mythimna


30-36 mm


Dry and warm slopes and meadows, gardens.

Food Plant

The larva is oligophagous on Poaceae (Gramineae, Bromus erectus, Dactylis glomerata, Festuca) and feeds on the leaves.

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

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