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Small Clouded Brindle
Apamea unanimis

(Hübner, 1813) 2331 / 73.159

A widely spread but uncommon resident.

A species of damp grassland, marshes, fens and damp open woodland.

Overwinters as a full-grown larva while adults are attracted to light and to flowers.

Recorded in 81 (58%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1876.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
14/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
18/07/20222VC40 - ShropshireSJ41

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