Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Malvern Hills. VC37 27/07/2011

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Dusky Brocade
Apamea remissa
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The Confused
Apamea furva

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2329 / 73.165

A rare and local species.

A moth of mainly moorland.

Overwinters as a larva and adults come to light and to sugar.

Note often confused with the obscura form of the Dusky Brocade, hence its common name. It has a scale tooth at the base of the trailing edge of the wing which is lacking in Dusky Brocade. Also, the limited habitat of this species ought to discount it from other areas.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO49
01/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
15/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
22/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO49
24/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ53

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