Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Balls Wood, Hertfordshire (11/06/16)

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Dusky Brocade
Apamea remissa

(Hübner, 1809) 2330 / 73.154

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Typical forms of Dusky Brocade appear to form only a small proportion of the population in Hertfordshire and when they arrive at light traps sometime cause confusion. The bulk of the population, perhaps 80 per cent, conforms to f. obscura Haworth, though identification and reporting of the forms is rarely undertaken and some examples of the intermediate f. submissa Treitschke are probably written down as obscura. Nationally, this moth is said to be declining in numbers; a very small decline in number of reports is noted in our area from about 2018 but is perhaps in keeping with natural swings.

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2023120TL10 - St Albans
30/08/2023120TL10 - St Albans
24/08/2023120TL10 - St Albans
18/08/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
14/08/2023220TL10 - St Albans
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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