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Dark Arches
Apamea monoglypha

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2321 / 73.162

A very common resident found throughout the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a larva while adults come to light and to sugar, often in numbers.

Note Melanics occur quite commonly, especially in urban areas.

Recorded in 123 (88%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-26mm
Flight: June - August (September - November)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
21/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
13/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
08/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
08/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO66

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