Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Dusky Brocade
Apamea remissa
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The Confused
Apamea furva

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2329 / 73.165

Morley's Final Catalogue: The records of this species from Ipswich by Henry Miller and Aldeburgh by Dr. Wratislaw (Entom. ii, 340) are both excluded from Bloomfield's 1890 Cat. Suff. as errors (page 55) and admitted as 'probably mistakes' by him later. But forty years earlier Stainton knew this species from Stowmarket, and is copied by Newman in 1871, nor does sufficient reason for exclusion arise, since it is merely local all over Britain. Recently Mr. Crisp has found it at Coddenham.

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct. Whether this species has ever occurred in the county is open to question. Mainly a moth found in the north and west of the UK, although there is a very local population in Kent.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Very similar to Dusky brocade and care is needed to separate the two species. The main feature is that the Confused has a tuft of long scales near the base of the trailing edge of the wing which Dusky brocade lacks.

Habitat: Rocky coasts and moorland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 1871.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1871+25TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
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Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: July-September
Foodplant:   grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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