Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea: Distribution map

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Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea

(Linnaeus, 1761)


Wingspan 29-34 mm.

Occurring over much of Britain, this has a more widespread distribution than the other British 'Ear' moths.

It tends to favour damp habitats and flies in one generation, from July to September.

The larvae feed at the base of various grasses and low plants, on the stems and roots.
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