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Dusky Brocade
Apamea remissa

(Hübner, 1809) 2330 / 73.154

A fairly common resident.

Found in a range of grassy habitats including parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a larva and adults are attracted to light.

Note form obscura which is more brown and with inconspicuous markings can be mistaken for the Confused but that species has a scale tuft near base of the trailing edge. The wing of Dusky Brocade is also broader and with a more curved leading edge and only one dark band beneath.

Recorded in 103 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
17/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
26/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
24/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
23/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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