Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2326 (ABH73.156) Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09755

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Clouded-bordered Brindle
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Peter Bissell
f. combusta
f. combusta
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Coed y Llechau Llanbedr
Coed y Llechau Llanbedr
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. 26th May 2014.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire. 26th May 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is quite variable, with two distinct colour forms. In additional to the brownish nominate form, there is a melanic form, f. combusta.

 

Pupates in loose soil amongst roots.

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

Forewing length: 18-22mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: One generation, late May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, fens, woodland, heathland, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 76 (28.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 May to 28 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Clouded Brindle Apamea epomidion


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, pink, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5