Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Chartley Moss, Staffordshire. Gen Det, male. July 22nd 2014.

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Large Ear
Amphipoea lucens

(Freyer, 1845) 2357 / 73.127

An uncommon and local species.

Found in acid moorland.

Overwinters as an egg while adults are attracted to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Genitalia determination essential

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 13 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1928.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Purple Moor-grass and Common Cottongrass
Nat Status: Local (Migrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
02/08/20183VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
05/09/20142VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
24/09/20133VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
24/09/20133VC40 - ShropshireSJ43

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