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Pale Shining Brown
Polia bombycina (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2148 / 73.259

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Apamea monoglypha
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Apamea sublustris
Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Polyphagous
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book (proposed)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare nationally declining species. Last recorded in Worcestershire in 1984.

It is a species of rough grassland and scrub on mainly calcareous soils.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 1984.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
1984137SP04 - Evesham
1975137SP04 - Evesham
1952+40SO49 - Church Stretton
1908+40SO77 - Wyre Forest
1900+37SO77 - Wyre Forest
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