Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Dusky Brocade
Apamea remissa
Large Nutmeg
Apamea anceps
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Rustic Shoulder-knot
Apamea sordens

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2334 / 73.158

Morley's Final Catalogue: Referring also to Large Nutmeg: Both frequent everywhere at dusk, sugar and light in summer.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. A larva was found inside the seedhead of Ploughman's spikenard in October 2013 at Thurston.

Identification: Large Nutmeg has a much more marbled forewing and lacks the obvious black branched basal forewing streak. Dusky brocade is a greyer moth.

Habitat: A wide variety of grassy habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/2023126TL76 - Kentford/Dalham
30/06/2023126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
28/06/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
27/06/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
27/06/2023425TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
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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