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Reddish Light Arches
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Light Arches
Apamea lithoxylaea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2322 / 73.163

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

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Very occasional late records in the autumn in recent times.

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

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
30/06/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
30/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 18-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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