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Dusky Brocade
Apamea remissa (Hübner, 1809)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2330 / 73.154
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Devil's Spittleful NR, Worcestershire. June 19th 2013.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A fairly common resident.

Found in a range of grassy habitats including parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a larva and adults are attracted to light.

Note form obscura which is more brown and with inconspicuous markings can be mistaken for the Confused but that species has a scale tuft near base of the trailing edge. The wing of Dusky Brocade is also broader and with a more curved leading edge and only one dark band beneath.

Recorded in 103 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
17/08/2019136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
26/07/2019136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
24/07/2019139SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
23/07/2019136SO44 - Stretton Sugwas, Wellington
Further info: Apamea remissa
 
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