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Saltern Ear
Amphipoea fucosa (Tutt, 1888)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2358 / 73.126
Photo © John Walshe,  Whitchurch, Herefordshire 30/7/22. Gen. Det. Male Peter R. Hall. Strong southerlies that night.

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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4

A probable migrant with one record in 2013 and another in 2022.

Verification Grade Comment: Genitalia determination essential

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
14/08/2013137SO66 - Upper Sapey & Newnham Bridge
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