Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Saltern Ear
Amphipoea fucosa

(Tutt, 1888) 2358 / 73.126

General comments:
Vagrant or immigrant.

Ten records distributed as follows: Mill Hill, 1959; Barnet, 1st August 1917; Harpenden on 25th August 1949; Totteridge in 1950, 1960 & 1979, Ware, a female on 14th August 2009; and Kimpton 3rd August 2013, 2nd August 2014 and 3rd August 2014.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 3 (7%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1949.
Last Recorded in 2017.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2017121TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
03/08/2014220TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
02/08/2014 to 03/08/2014220TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
03/08/2013220TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
14/08/2009120TL31 - Hertford
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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
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