Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Ear Moth
Amphipoea oculea

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2360 / 73.128

General comments
Widespread but locally distributed. Usually common.

Surprisingly, perhaps, the Ear Moth is decidedly local in Hertfordshire, although the draconian criteria with regard to genitalia examination that I have rigorously imposed for record acceptance may have removed several records that are actually quite correct. However, the map presented can be relied upon as accurate and those who are aggrieved that their garden records are absent know what to do about it!

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 32 (78%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
19/08/2023120TL31 - Hertford
18/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
16/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
16/08/2023120TL31 - Hertford
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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