Noctuidae : Xyleninae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Neil Sherman,  Barnhamcross common. July 2010

Similar Suffolk Species
Pale Shining Brown
Polia bombycina
Light Arches
Apamea lithoxylaea
Upload a Photo
Reddish Light Arches
Apamea sublustris

(Esper, 1788) 2323 / 73.164

Morley's Final Catalogue: Much overlooked, hence dearth of records. Bentley Woods on sugar in June 1894 (Baylis) unrecorded from the Ipswich district; Aldeburgh (Hele); Needham (L); Elmswell (Skepper). Sometimes not uncommon about Yarmouth (Pagets); unnoted at Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local, mainly found in the Brecks where it can be common at some sites. Occasional records elsewhere in the county are thought to be wanderers.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Reddish light arches is darker in colour than Light arches. In the centre of the forewing, there is a short, thick brown bar in Reddish light arches rather than a scythe-shaped mark found in Light arches.

Habitat: Breck grassland.

Recorded in 18 (31%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Light Arches | The Confused >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2023126TL88 - Thetford
02/07/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
29/06/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
28/06/2023226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
26/06/2023126TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
Express Record Reddish Light Arches
We need your records!
Do you have records of Reddish Light Arches?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2024
Click Map for Details

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
This site requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy