Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Reddish Light Arches
Apamea sublustris
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Light Arches
Apamea lithoxylaea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2322 / 73.163

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Some examples of Light Arches can be quite reddish and may be confused with Reddish Light Arches, but in such cases the absence of a post-median line on the hind wing immediately identifies the Light Arches. The moth is numerous across the entire county, yet we have no idea of the species of grass that it feeds upon.

Recorded in 36 (88%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
25/07/2023120TL31 - Hertford
25/07/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
25/07/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
21/07/2023120TL31 - Hertford
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Forewing: 18-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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