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Amphipoea fucosa (Freyer, 1830)

Subspecies:
     Amphipoea fucosa fucosa (Freyer, 1830)
     Amphipoea fucosa paludis (Tutt, 1888)

Saltern Ear
73.1260 (B&F: 2358)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Apameini

Resident. The moth generally occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats within eight miles of the coast in both vice-counties, although it is occasionally fairly common, especially on vegetated shingle beaches. Very local and distinctly episodic in any numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of July to early September, occasionally to mid September. Larvae feed on (common) salt marsh grass, although feral ovipositing has been observed on sloe. (Pratt, 2011)

Amphipoea fucosa (Tutt, 1888)
Winchelsea, 19 vii 2018
Photo: Michael Howard
Amphipoea fucosa (Tutt, 1888)
Wadhurst, 21 vii 2018
Photo: Michael Howard
Amphipoea fucosa (Tutt, 1888)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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