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Light Arches
Apamea lithoxylaea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2322 / 73.163

Davey, P., 2009: A lowland species in Britain, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of various grasses. In Dorset, the moth is common on dry unimproved grassland, and at low density to frequent elsewhere. It is usually on the wing between mid-June and mid-July, but a partial second brood occurs from mid-August in warmer than average summers such as 1975, 1995, 1996 and 2003.

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/201919SY98 Wareham
26/07/201919ST40 Beaminster
24/07/201929SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis

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