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2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata

(Hufnagel, 1766)

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Macro-moth provisional distribution for the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland) from the National Moth Recording Scheme.
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Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata

(Hufnagel, 1766)

Wingspan 36-44 mm.

Commonly occurring throughout most of the British Isles, occupying a variety of habitats, there is a frequent brownish or melanic variant, ab. combusta, in addition to the well-marked typical form.

The single generation flies in June and July, sometimes earlier, and is frequent at light.

The caterpillars feed on various grasses.

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