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Light Arches
Apamea lithoxylaea
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Reddish Light Arches
Apamea sublustris

(Esper, 1788) 2323 / 73.164

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined mainly to south-east England where it is local, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of various grasses. In Dorset, the moth occurs in two biotypes. On unimproved chalky grassland it is local and rarely common; for example there is a strong colony at Durlston but there have been no recent records from Portland. Singletons encountered in the Poole Basin suggest colonisation of acid grassland, but in these situations it is rare. Dispersed singletons... Read More

Recorded in 28 (70%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
06/07/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
05/07/201919SZ07 Swanage
04/07/201919SU00 Wimborne
28/06/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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