Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2331 (ABH73.159) Small Clouded Brindle Apamea unanimis, (Hübner, [1813])

KR09767

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter on in a dead plant stem.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Reed Canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea), Wavy Hair-grass (Deschampsia flexuosa), grasses
Flying: One generation, late May-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Fens, marshes, wet meadows, open wet woodland, scrub, ponds and lake margins.

Regional Information

Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 April to 15 August

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ID confirmed by dissection, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
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East Chevington, Northumberland. Gen. det.
 Photo © Ian Fisher
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5