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Dusky Brocade
Apamea remissa (H?bner, 1809)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2330 / 73.154
Photo © Julian Francis

Similar Dorset Species: None
Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Davey, P., 2009: A species with a wide distribution in Britain, the larva feeding on various grasses. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and ranges from locally common on unimproved grassland on clay and chalky soils, to frequent on grassland and pasture on sandy soil. The moth is at low density away from grassland. The following moths trapped from mid-August are likely to indicate a second generation: West Bexington, on 19 August 1996 (R Eden), Gillingham, 10 August 2003 (G Hopkins), Ashington, on 18 August 1986, 28 August 1988, 18 August 1991 (JF), Durlston, on 13 August 1991 (P Davey), Hurn, 11 August 2005 (M Jeffes), Matchams, on 23 August 1982, 17 August 1984 (G Le Pard).

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/201919SY68 - Weymouth / Martinstown
16/08/2019+9SY98 - Wareham
07/08/201919SY68 - Weymouth / Martinstown
03/08/201919SY88 - Wool / Lulworth
01/08/201919SZ08 - Studland / Sandbanks
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