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Apamea anceps ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Large Nutmeg
73.1570 (B&F: 2333)

Synonym(s):
Apamea sordida (Borkhausen, 1792)
Apamea infesta Ochsenheimer, 1816
Apamea sordida sensu Pierce, 1910 ♀ genitalia nec (Borkhausen, 1792)


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

Resident. In danger of extinction in both vice-counties. The moth usually occurs singly, occasionally sparingly at mv light, in a wide range of habitats. Distinctly episodic in appearance. Missing from most of central Sussex, and in decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to mid July, occasionally from late May or to late July. The larval foodplants have not been determined in Sussex but unidentified grasses serve in other counties, (Pratt, 2011)

Apamea anceps ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ringmer, 25 v 2011
Photo: John Luck

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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