The Moths of Suffolk
2331 Small Clouded Brindle, Apamea unanimis, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Fens, marshes and other damp areas; wet meadows, open wet woodland, scrub, ponds and lake margins<

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

Larval foodplants : Grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed, but not very frequent. Copdock, Bentley, Ipswich, Needham, Southwold in 1897 (Ctw), larvae abundant in Beccles marshes; Yarmouth denes 1933 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-17mm, Wingspan 30-38mm


Confusion species
    AdultCommon Rustic, Mesapamea secalis
Lesser Common Rustic, Mesapamea didyma

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause pupa pupaimago imago ovalarvaimago larva larva larva larval diapause larval diapause

Further Photographs

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Eye ( © Paul Kitchener
Thetford (27.v.2005) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman
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First site record. - Bawdsey, Suffolk ( © Matthew Deans