The Moths of Suffolk
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot, Apamea sordens, (Hufnagel, 1766)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

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

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Both (referring also to Large Nutmeg) frequent everywhere at dusk, sugar and light in summer.

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

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDusky Brocade, Apamea remissa
Large Nutmeg, Apamea anceps

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (15.v.2010) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wolves Wood (10.v.2003) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2004) © N Sherman
Thetford (26.v.2001) © L Gregory
 
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Thetford (25.v.2005) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (7.v.2009) © Neil Sherman
Found in spun-up seedhead of Ploughman's spikenard - Grove Farm, Thurston, Suffolk (19.x.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (7.v.2014) © Paul Kitchener