Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Halesowen, June 9th 2014

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Large Nutmeg
Apamea anceps

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2333 / 73.157

A fairly common species in the south but absent from the north.

Mainly a species of dry calcareous grassland, woodland rides and edges and some gardens.

Overwinters as a larva while adults are attracted to light and sugar.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 41 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO73
08/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
30/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
29/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
24/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85

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