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Large Nutmeg
Apamea anceps ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2333 / 73.157
Photo © Garry Barlow

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Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A fairly common species in the south, rare in the north.

Mainly a species of dry calcareous grassland, woodland rides and edges and some gardens.

Overwinters as a larva while adults are attracted to light and sugar.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 45 (32%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
21/06/2022336SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
20/06/2022237SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
17/06/2022536SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
17/06/2022137SP06 - Redditch
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