The Moths of Suffolk
2327 Clouded Brindle, Apamea epomidion, (Haworth, 1809)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Local and not common

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, well established scrub

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

Larval foodplants : Grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : These two species (referring also to Clouded-bordered 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 17-20mm, Wingspan 40-46mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultClouded-bordered Brindle, Apamea crenata

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Sibton, Suffolk (vi.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (8.vi.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Barnhamcross Common (16.vi.2004) © L Gregory