Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2321 (ABH73.162) Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09748

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
f. aethiops
f. aethiops
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 10th August 2013. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 10th August 2013. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 20th December 2017. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 20th December 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is quite variable in colour.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 19-26mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 156 (57.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 May to 20 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 05 July

Similar Species
RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2016.
RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2016.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Pale Shining Brown Polia bombycina
Crescent Striped Apamea oblonga


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Yellow, brown, grey, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5