Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Light Arches
Apamea lithoxylaea
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Reddish Light Arches
Apamea sublustris

(Esper, 1788) 2323 / 73.164

An uncommon species found in the south of the region. Added to Staffordshire in 2023.

Found mainly in calcareous grassland.

Early stages unknown but adults come to light.

Note sometimes mistaken for Light Arches but clearly-defined reddish-brown wedges on the outer edge of the wing are distinctive.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/06/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
03/07/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSP13
03/07/20172VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
21/06/20174VC37 - WorcestershireSP13
21/06/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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