Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2358 (ABH73.126) Saltern Ear Amphipoea fucosa, (Freyer, 1830)

KR09829

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The 'Ear' moths, or Amphipoea species are so alike that it is not usually reliable to distinguish them without genital examination.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): grasses
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Salt-marshes, sand dunes and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 July to 30 August

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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata
Ridsdale, Northumberland
Ridsdale, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Large Ear Amphipoea lucens
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea

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