Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Rustic Shoulder-knot
Apamea sordens
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Large Nutmeg
Apamea anceps

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2333 / 73.157

Morley's Final Catalogue: Referring also to Rustic shoulder-knot: Both frequent everywhere at dusk, sugar and light in summer.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common. Can be slightly less common on sandier soils in the east of the county.

Life history: Single-brooded. Late records have been noted in the autumn in the county perhaps hinting at a second generation.

Identification: Can be variable in colour, with light and darker brown forms occurring in Suffolk. Rustic shoulder-knot has an obvious black branched basal forewing streak. Dusky brocade is a greyer moth.

Habitat: A wide variety of grassy habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 49 (84%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/07/2023225TM59 - Lowestoft
18/07/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
11/07/2023125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
07/07/2023126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
03/07/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
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Forewing: 16-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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