Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2333 (ABH73.157) Large Nutmeg Apamea anceps, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09770

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, May 2005
Hemingford Grey, May 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, June 2007
Hemingford Grey, June 2007
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 16-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), grasses, cereal crops
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Grassland on chalky soils, arable farmland, fens, open woodland, gardens, scrub and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 127 (47%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 May to 20 August

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
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordens

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