Noctuidae : Amphipyrinae
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Mouse Moth
Amphipyra tragopoginis

(Clerck, 1759) 2299 / 73.064

Morley's Final Catalogue: Everywhere; odd specimens turn up in all sorts of situations, e.g. under dead ash-bark in Ashfield marshes of the Deben, and even in beached Southwold fishing-boats.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae have been swept from forestry rides in the Brecks in recent years.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
21/09/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
17/09/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
17/09/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
16/09/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
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Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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