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Pale Shining Brown
Polia bombycina (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2148 / 73.259
Photo © Neil Sherman,  Borovets, Bulgaria. July 2016

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Dark Arches
Apamea monoglypha
Reddish Light Arches
Apamea sublustris
Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Polyphagous
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book (proposed)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally distributed, and not rare at light everywhere. Taken in Suffolk before 1829 (Stephens iii, 28). Bentley, Copdock at sugar, common about Ipswich at wild guelder-rose flowers in 1898 (Pyett) but rare at light (Mly), Henley (Sparke), Felixstow (Gibbs), sometimes common at Waldringfield, Aldeburgh, at privet flowers in Yoxford (Pyett), Monks Soham occasionally, Needham (Platten), Coddenham, Stowmarket; Brandon. Sotterley (Burton); Beccles and Gorleston (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct. No records since 1997. Now very rare nationally and possibly on the verge of extinction.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Reddish light arches is a smaller species and lack the reddish outer line. Dark arches is never reddish in colour.
Habitat: Calcareous grassland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 21 (36%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1829.
Last Recorded in 1997.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
1997+25TM39Outney/Shipmeadow
01/07/1984126TL94Lavenham/Boxford
10/07/1983326TL94Lavenham/Boxford
09/07/1982126TL94Lavenham/Boxford
05/07/1982+26TL94Lavenham/Boxford
05/07/1982126TL94Lavenham/Boxford
1981+26TL94Lavenham/Boxford
01/01/1980 to 31/12/1986+26TL94Lavenham/Boxford
1980+26TM04Hadleigh
01/01/1979 to 31/12/1998+26TL86Bury St Edmunds
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