Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Crescent Striped
Apamea oblonga
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Dark Arches
Apamea monoglypha

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2321 / 73.162

Morley's Final Catalogue: (Referring also to Light arches): Both in such numbers as to be pestilent at light and sugar.

Recent Suffolk Status: Abundant. One of the commonest Suffolk Noctuids.

Life history: Single-brooded during the summer and early autumn. In recent years possible second generation moths are appearing in November and December.

Identification: Crescent Striped, a scarce coastal species is smaller, has a smooth texture (unlike Dark arches which is quite rough), is plainer in colour and has a white edged kidney mark.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2024225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/07/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
01/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/07/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 19-26mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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