Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Large Ear
Amphipoea lucens

(Freyer, 1845) 2357 / 73.127

General comments:
Vagrant.

The only acceptable records are from the Rothamsted Estate at Harpenden on 23rd August 1990 (Riley, 1999) and my garden in Bishops Stortford, a male on 10th August 1997. A record for Berkhamsted in 1945 by J. H. Bell (Fryer, 1948) is not thought to have been named by dissection and no voucher can be traced. It is omitted from the map - even though it may be correct.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 2 (5%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 1997.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/1997120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
23/08/1990120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Purple Moor-grass and Common Cottongrass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Local (Migrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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