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Amphipoea oculea (Linnaeus, 1761)

Ear Moth
73.1280 (B&F: 2360)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Xyleninae
    »Tribe: Apameini

Synonym(s):

Amphipoea nictitans (Linnaeus, 1767)

Status and ecology:

Resident. Normally occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of grassy habitats in both vice-counties, but it is occasionally fairly common to common at mv light in its foremost colonies in West Sussex. Widespread, and probably generally distributed in some areas, but extremely local and irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early July to late August, occasionally to late September.The larval foodplants have not been determined in Sussex (that listed under Fletcher, 1886 refers to fucosa) but tufted hair-grass, butterbur, and various other unspecified grasses and plants serve elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

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Warnham LNR, 13 viii 2005 Photo: Sam Bayley

Amphipoea oculea (Linnaeus, 1761)

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