The Moths of Suffolk
2330 Dusky Brocade, Apamea remissa, (Hübner, 1809)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Grassland, open woodland, fens, vegetated shingle, scrub

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

Larval foodplants : Grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means uncommon, broadly distributed. Bentley Woods, Ipswich, Monks Soham, Needham to Tuddenham; Aldeburgh, Aldringham, Southwold to Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-19mm, Wingspan 36-42mm


Confusion species
    AdultWhite Colon, Sideridis albicolonLight Brocade, Lacanobia w-latinum
Pale-shouldered Brocade, Lacanobia thalassinaDark Brocade, Blepharita adusta
Crescent Striped, Apamea oblongaConfused, Apamea furva
Large Nutmeg, Apamea anceps

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
5 100 53 10

Life history chart
larva larva larvapupa larvapupa pupa pupaimago ovaimago larva larva larva larva larva

Further Photographs

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Eye ( © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2010) © Neil Sherman
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Oulton Marshes, Suffolk (6.vii.2012) © A Prichard