The Moths of Suffolk
2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle, Apamea crenata, (Hufnagel, 1766)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Grassland, fens, woodland, heathland, scrub and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to mid-July

Larval foodplants : Grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : These two species (referring also to Clouded Brindle), if distinct, are remarkably similar in the extent of their frequency and distribution. Both are found, no more than occasionally and never gregariously, everywhere on Waldringfield sugar; distinctly uncommonly around both Ipswich and Beccles; neither is noted from Lothingland, now so well-worked.

Wingspan details : Forewing 18-22mm, Wingspan 36-44mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultReddish Light Arches, Apamea sublustris
Clouded Brindle, Apamea epomidion
Scarce Brindle, Apamea lateritia

Compare confusion species
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Pale form - Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (29.vi.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Wordwell, Suffolk (4.vi.2010) © A Prichard
Pale form - Ipswich, Suffolk (20.v.2014) © Neil Sherman