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Dark Arches
Apamea monoglypha

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2321 / 73.162

Davey, P., 2009: An abundant species in south-east Britain falling to frequent in the north-west, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of various grasses. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common, increasing to abundant in dry unimproved grassland habitat. "I have never been anywhere in the county, at a suitable time, without seeing this insect." (W Parkinson Curtis ms). The moth is on the wing over a protracted period between late May and early September. The following moths... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-26mm
Flight: June - August (September - November)
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
06/11/201919SY49 Bridport
29/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
25/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
24/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
22/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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