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

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2322 / 73.163

A common species found across the region.

Found in a wide range of grassy places.

Overwinters as a larva while adults come regularly to light.

Note sometimes mistaken for Reddish Light Arches but that species is generally darker and with clearly-defined reddish-brown wedges on the outer edge.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
02/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
01/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
30/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
27/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72

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