Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2330 (ABH73.154) Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa, (Hübner, [1809])

KR09766

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dusky Brocade
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is a quite variable species. Of the two main forms of this species which occur regularly, f. obscura is the most common and resembles a number of other species. The nominate form is more well-marked and can resemble the Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina).

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 17-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Reed Canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea), Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), grasses
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, open woodland, fens, vegetated shingle and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 83 (30.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 April to 18 September

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Nutmeg Anarta trifolii (=Discestra)
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina
Crescent Striped Apamea oblonga
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordens


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, grey, yellow, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5