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Dark Arches
Apamea monoglypha
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Pale Shining Brown
Polia bombycina

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2148 / 73.259

Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally distributed, and not rare at light everywhere. Taken in Suffolk before 1829 (Stephens iii, 28). Bentley, Copdock at sugar, common about Ipswich at wild guelder-rose flowers in 1898 (Pyett) but rare at light (Mly), Henley (Sparke), Felixstow (Gibbs), sometimes common at Waldringfield, Aldeburgh, at privet flowers in Yoxford (Pyett), Monks Soham occasionally, Needham (Platten), Coddenham, Stowmarket; Brandon. Sotterley (Burton); Beccles and Gorleston (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct. No records since 1997. Now very rare nationally and possibly on the verge of extinction.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Reddish light arches is a smaller species and lack the reddish outer line. Dark arches is never reddish in colour.
Habitat: Calcareous grassland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 21 (36%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1829.
Last Recorded in 1997.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1997+25TM39 - Outney/Shipmeadow
01/07/1984126TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
10/07/1983326TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
09/07/1982126TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
05/07/1982+26TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Polyphagous
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book (proposed)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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