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Clouded-bordered Brindle
Apamea crenata
Pale Shining Brown
Polia bombycina
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Scarce Brindle
Apamea lateritia

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2328 / 73.166

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not recorded from the county in Morley's time.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very rare immigrant. 2 records: Landguard, Felixstowe on 04.07.2000 (N. Odin) and Felixstowe on 22.06.2017 (M. Marsh).

Life history: Single-brooded on the continent.

Identification: F. combusta of Clouded-bordered brindle is smaller and has a pale oval near the kidney mark. Pale shining brown is a similar sized moth but is glossy, more greyish and has a conspicuous kidney mark and also lacks the spots along the costa.

Habitat: As a migrant has turned up in coastal habitats.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2017.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2017125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
04/07/2000+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Roots of various grasses
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]
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