Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa
Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa
Adult • South Uist, Outer Hebrides • © Chris Johnson

73.154 BF2330

Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa

(Hübner, [1809])

Wingspan 36-42 mm.

Two main forms of this species occur regularly, though others have been described. The dull, poorly-marked f. obscura is the commonest, and resembles a number of other species, most notably The Confused (A. furva brittanica). The typical form is more well-marked and can resemble Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina).

A common species throughout much of Britain, it frequents woodland, dry pastures, marshes, and a range of other habitats, and flies in June and July.

The larvae feed on a number of different grasses, including reed canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea).
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