The Moths of Suffolk
2329 Confused, Apamea furva, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Rocky coasts, mountain moorland, sand-dunes

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to September

Larval foodplants : Various grasses, on the roots and lower stems

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : The records of this species from Ipswich by Henry Miller and Aldeburgh by Dr. Wratislaw (Entom. ii, 340) are both excluded from Bloomfield's 1890 Cat. Suff. as errors (page 55) and admitted as 'probably mistakes ' by him later. But forty years earlier Stainton knew the species from Stowmarket, and is copied by Newman in 1871, nor does sufficient reason for exclusion arise, since it is merely local all over Britain. Recently Mr. Crisp has found it at Coddenham.

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-19mm, Wingspan 34-42mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNutmeg, Discestra trifolii
Crescent Striped, Apamea oblonga
Dusky Brocade, Apamea remissa

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North Wales (16.vii.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Further Photographs

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Synchnant Pass, Conwy, Caernarfonshire (19.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman
Synchnant Pass, Conwy, Caernarfonshire (19.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman