Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Reddish Light Arches
Apamea sublustris

(Esper, 1788) 2323 / 73.164

General comments:
Local resident and occasional vagrant.

Established in just about all chalk grassland areas of Hertfordshire the adults will wander and may be responsible for the correct reports from non-chalk areas. Our very few Middlesex examples are perhaps wanderers from sites on the Chiltern Chalk to the north-west.

Recorded in 21 (51%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2023120TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
03/07/2023120TL31 - Hertford
30/06/2023120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
30/06/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
28/06/2023120TL34 - Royston (S)
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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