Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea: Distribution map

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Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 43-50 mm.

Fairly common throughout most of Britain, this species responds to light to a certain extent , but is more frequent at sugar.

The flight period is between June and August, and the moth inhabits dry pastures and similarly grassy places.

The larvae feed on a number of grasses, on the stems and roots.
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