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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk. 13 July 2019

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Saltern Ear
Amphipoea fucosa
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Ear Moth
Amphipoea oculea

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2360 / 73.128

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant throughout the County, especially on ragwort flowers in August: Tostock by Tuck.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common. The commonest species of Ear moth to be found inland in the county.

Life history: Single-brooded. Records from June in Suffolk.

Identification: The smallest of the Ear species that occur in the county. The main species recorded inland, although Saltern ear is known to wander away from the coast so care is needed. The best method to separate the Ear species is by dissection.

Habitat: Grassland, woodland rides, marshes and gardens.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Comparison 2 fucosa oculea Hollesley 2012 - Raymond A Watson
Comparison fucosa oculea Hollesley 2012 - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/09/2023+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
24/08/2023525TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/08/2023325TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/08/2023425TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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